Public protector to clarify role of office
Thursday 28 August 2014 – 11:19am
JOHANNESBURG – Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is expected to hold a media briefing today following the war of words between her and the ANC earlier this week, after her letter to President Jacob Zuma was leaked to the media.
Madonsela says she wants to explain how her office deals with investigations, and to clarify her office’s understanding of the country’s constitutional democracy.
On Wednesday, the ANC accused the Public Protector of failing to do her job correctly. General Secretary Gwede Mantashe accused Madonsela of abusing her office.
Madonsela wrote to Zuma last week asking when and if he intended to pay back some of the money spent on security upgrades at his Nkandla residence in KwaZulu-Natal.