R1.5m to probe ‘Guptas’



July 8, 2016
R1.5m to probe ‘Guptas’

Thuli Madonsela needs funding.

The National Treasury is giving Public Protector Thuli Madonsela R1.5 million for her probe into state capture, it emerged yesterday.

“Treasury made a commitment that we will receive R1.5m for this purpose,” Madonsela’s spokesman Oupa Segalwe confirmed.

Earlier this year Madonsela made repeated calls for funding of R3 million after the Democratic Alliance requested her to investigate “state capture”, as well as whether President Jacob Zuma had breached the Executive Ethics Code in this regard, following allegations that the wealthy Gupta family were influencing key government decisions.

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