"Anyone who says the Public Protector is no longer fit needs to prove to all of us that the Public Protector is incompetent and, through evidence, unable to run that office."
Her death follows that of Beatrice Ngcobo, also an ANC MP, who died last week.
"If you want to call that state capture, I have no problem"
"Why should I show a middle finger to liberals? I would never show a middle finger to a liberal... They're racist."
The ANC Chief Whip has submitted a complaint to the BCCSA against ANN7 following coverage he claims was "defamatory" and "staged".
Mthembu says he will report ANN7 to the BCCSA while the broadcaster's owner, Mzwanele Manyi, apologised immediately.
The governing party has replaced the chairperson of the parliamentary inquiry into state capture.
The ANC's chief whip lashed out at presidential hopeful and ANC blue blood Lindiwe Sisulu, saying she should watch what she says before she commits any more "blunders".
Chief whip warns of "character assassinations" against those supporting Cyril Ramaphosa.
"I didn't think our movement could get so low."