Thuli Madonsela

US ambassador to lodge complaint over CIA remark

US Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard will launch an official diplomatic complaint about allegations that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is a CIA plant, his office said on Monday. Embassy spokesman Jack Hillmeyer confirmed that Gaspard would lay the complaint, but said he could not give further detail. The Star[…]

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Madonsela a “CIA spy”: Maphatsoe

Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Kebby Maphatsoe has accused Public Protector Thuli Madonsela of being a CIA plant, The Star reported on Monday. “We can’t allow people to hijack the ANC. We”ll fight and defend the African National Congress. uThuliumele asitshele ukuthi ubani ihandler yakhe [Thuli must tell[…]

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Let Madonsela do her work: Tutu

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Reverend Mpho Tutu on Thursday appealed for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to be left alone to do her work. “Maligning the public protector besmirches not only the ruling party, but the entire country. We are proud that South Africa has an Office of the Public[…]

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Leaking of info is problematic: Madonsela

The leaking of confidential information by a senior politician is a big problem, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Thursday. “The leaking and publishing of confidential information… is a problem,” she told reporters in Pretoria. But when it was a senior politician, “this is an even bigger problem”, she said.[…]

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Madonsela to clarify her position

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will brief media on Thursday following the war of words between her and the ANC after her letter to President Jacob Zuma was leaked. “The purpose of the briefing is for the public protector to clarify her office’s understanding of the architecture of the country’s constitutional[…]

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Madonsela’s claims outrageous: ANC

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s claim that her letter to President Jacob Zuma was leaked by a senior ANC leader is preposterous and outrageous, the ANC said on Monday. “We call on the public protector to reveal the senior ANC leader who leaked her disputed letter to the media,” said spokesman[…]

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Public Protector letter concerning: ANC

The ANC was concerned on Sunday by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela sending President Jacob Zuma a letter after his reply to Parliament over Madonsela’s Nkandla report. “It is the view of the ANC that the Office of the Public Protector has done its work which it referred to Parliament for[…]

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Madonsela ‘concerned’ by Zuma’s reply

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has expressed concern that President Jacob Zuma is second-guessing the recommendations she made in her Nkandla report, City Press reported on Sunday. In his reply to her report, Zuma indicated Police Minister Nathi Nhleko needed to determine if he should pay back any of the R246[…]

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Little cooperation over SABC report: lawyer

There has been little co-operative governance so far in resolving conflict over Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the Western Cape High Court heard on Wednesday. “There has been an ostensible dragging of feet when it comes to compliance,” Madonsela’s lawyer Etienne Labuschagne said. “The facts[…]

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