Madonsela vs ANC: The high road vs the road to nowhere
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela need not have addressed a media briefing on her current spat with the ANC. The public was not demanding answers from her; there were no substantial accusations about her conduct – only the ANC’s criticism that she overstepped the parliamentary process by writing to President Jacob Zuma on Nkandla – and there was no real need for her to explain her powers and role. She did so anyway. The effect is that public opinion has swayed even more in her favour and the ANC will be even angrier and more combative. There is only one person who can defuse the situation now. But it is not in his interest to do so. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.
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