SACP wants Mandonsela probed

By Drum Digital
02 December 2013

An investigation into the leaking of the provisional Nkandla report under Thuli Madonsela's watch, must be launched, the SACP said.

"The time has come for an independent investigation into the leaking from the office, and to establish whether all those within the office have the appropriate security clearance," the party said in a statement.

The SA Communist Party had wrapped up their three-day central executive committee meeting, that was held in Johannesburg at the weekend.

"There have also been other concerning issues," the party said.

"We were puzzled by her earlier public statement that some people 'would be disappointed' with her final report on Nkandla, as if this important investigation was about playing to a gallery and dishing up a particular pre-determined outcome."

The comments were in reaction to a Mail & Guardian article published on Friday, that President Jacob Zuma had received substantial personal benefits from the multi-million rand upgrade to his Nkandla residence.

"The office of the Public Protector is a critically important institution, anything that undermines confidence in the office, or that gives the impression of over-reaching or limelight-seeking will weaken the office and, paradoxically, it will create a smoke-screen behind which those who are corrupt will seek to hide."

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