New Public Protector charges Thuli

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November 28, 2016
New Public Protector charges Thuli

GOING TO COURT: Busisiwe Mkhwebane and Thuli Madonsela

Mkhwebane has charged Madonsela over the “leaking” of an audiotape.

Newly appointed Public Protector (PP) Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been accused of dancing to President Jacob Zuma’s tune and acting on his behalf to undo the work done by her predecessor Thuli Madonsela.

This after reports emerged that Mkhwebane has charged Madonsela over the “leaking” of an audiotape of her interview with Zuma during her “state capture” investigation.

According to the Sunday Times, the charges were laid at the Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria two weeks ago following a complaint from the President.

Mkhwebane said she believed handing over the audiotape was in contravention of the Public
Protector Act.

Madonsela gave the audiotape of her interview with Zuma to eNCA to disprove the president’s claim he had not been given an opportunity to answer her questions.

According to the Presidency, Madonsela “didn’t have permission from Mkhwebane to release (the) recording,” as she had already handed over to the new public protector at that time.

DA spokesperson Glynnis Breytenbach said the DA did not support the appointment of Mkhwebane for numerous reasons, one being that she had always been employed in and around government, and said she wanted to have a more “friendly relationship with government”.

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