PP asks govt for more money

2012-10-13 00:00

CAPE TOWN — The office of the Public Protector yesterday asked parliament for more money, but MP’s instead gave advice.

Public Protector (PP) advocate Thuli Madonsela submitted her annual report to the paliament portfolio committee for justice and told the members that her office needed more resources, because what they had was only a drop in the ocean.

She asked for an average of R50 million more over the next three years to pay for more investigators. She said one investigator in Gauteng had some 400 cases and more than 27 000 complaints had been probed in the past book year on a budget of R140 million. She said her office could help the government to save money and fund her office by finding out corrupt dealings.

John Jeffery, ANC MP, advised the PP to co-operate with the institutions in parliament, rather than just ask for money.

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