Sad : RIP | Another Untimely Death ‘Surprised’ Underfire Mkhwebane

Embattled Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has this morning expressed sadness following the death of one her most senior colleague in her office.

Mkhwebane took to Twitter to express her gratitude and sui generis condolences to the family of Masekela Maphosa, a senior investigator in the public protector’s office who has sadly passed away.




Although she did not confirm as to when Maphosa died nor the circumstances surrounding his death, she was still at liberty to wax lyrical about the significant contribution he made to the institution during his years of service.

”Rest in Peace Khulile Maphosa, you were one of the best senior investigators public protector of South Africa ever had, your family, friends and colleagues be comforted,” Mkhwebane posted on her official Twitter account.

Maphosa hailed from Ga-Ramokgopa, Limpopo where he graduated from Mokomene High School before pursuing a career in law at the University of Venda.

He was an impressively educated man who worked in various government agencies, which include the Special Investigating Unit (2005-2016) before he became a specialist forensic investigator in the public protector’s office under the stewardship of Advocate Mkhwebane.

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His untimely passing deprives us greatly because South Africa currently faces a shortage of professionals with in-depth knowledge in fields like forensic science. Many of these qualified individuals are said to have left the nation at the height of the state capture project while Jacob Zuma was president.

The OnlineNewzBible team sends its most sincere condolences to Maphosa’s family. May his soul repose peacefully.