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Give Thuli Madonsela space and ample time to do her

04 December 2013, 14:47

One feels, at time, the African National Congress (ANC) in its blindfold support for President Jacob Zuma, who had thus far become nothing, but much of a liability to the country, undermines the intelligence of South Africans.

At its press conference it had called yesterday to demand the Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, to release her last report into Nkandla, it said a failure to do so would amount to a political game from Madonsela. To start with, if the ANC wanted the report to be released early, it would have urged its ministers – Thulas Nxesi, Nathi Mthethwa, Siyabonga Cwele and Jeff Radebe, who tried to stop Madonsela to carry out her investigation, to give her a most cooperation.

Unless if one is mistaken, the investigation into Nkandla was not about the nature of security operations installed, which are understandably of a sensitive nature and thus cannot be divulged to the public, but the alleged price-fixing and inflations, which in themselves, amount to an act of prosecutable form of corruption.

It may be argued that attempts by these ministers to stop Madonsela from carrying out her investigation, amounted to defeating the ends of justice. Whether or not, they should be subjected to prosecution, it is an exercise for legal pundits to grapple with - more so, keeping in mind the question of who should prosecute them – the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which is by virtue of being remote-controlled Luthuli House, is a lost cause itself.

Now that the ANC cannot keep up with the mounting public outcry on Nkandla, more so before the elections, it wants the report to be released as soon as possible. It should give Madonsela space and time to do her work without pressure.

Zuma had caused this country so much pain and embarrassment – from corruption, fathering a child outside wedlock, the use of the country's entry point – Air Force Base Waterkloof (AFBW) exclusively designated for flights ferrying heads of states and their deputies – by the Gupta family to land its commercial flight, the exorbitant use of the taxpayers' money to upgrade security at his homestead Nkandla, yet much is being done to protect him.

One hopes that the Nkandla report would serve as the last straw to see his back. However, one should not be carried away, because the Parliament is a version of Luthuli House, where political allegiance (by sycophants) towards people take precedence over patriotism. So it would very be it that Zuma would, as usual, get away with it. In a truly democratic system, he would have been long impeached. He is such a burden. More than anything else, with him at the helm, there is no sense of direction where the country is heading in.

As much as it is yet to be known who leaked the provisional report, whose excepts Mail & Guardia published last week on Friday, the ANC accuses Madonsela of having leaked the report. The report may have been leaked by the security cluster. Why there isn't a call to investigate it too. The less said about Zuma’s sycophant – Blade Nzimande, the better.

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