Parly denies summonsing Madonsela

2012-03-16 09:20

Johannesburg - Parliament has denied it summoned Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to discuss allegations of maladministration, financial misconduct and racism in her office, according to a report on Friday.

Spokesperson Luzuko James said a meeting had taken place between Madonsela, National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu and National Council of Provinces chairperson Mninwa Mahlangu but it had nothing to do with labour issues, The Star reported.

Madonsela on Thursday denied reports that Parliament had asked for a probe.

"It is not true that Parliament has asked me to look into those matters," she told reporters at a two-day leadership conference in Muldersdrift.

Reports of an uprising

Luwellyn Landers, chairperson of the National Assembly's justice committee which oversees the Office of the Public Protector, said the committee would consider whether the issues warranted a meeting, The Star reported.

If so, it would request Madonsela and her officials to appear before it.

The New Age reported that Madonsela faced an uprising amid allegations of maladministration and financial misconduct.

Madonsela said she was investigating the allegations, but denied that she was summoned to Cape Town on January 13 to explain the allegations.

The meeting was reportedly with the Sisulu, Mahlangu, and both their deputies.

Meeting about POIB

She said she had a meeting with the presiding officers of Parliament earlier this year about the Protection of State Information Bill.

"That meeting had nothing, and I repeat nothing, to do with governance and administration in my office," she said.

The New Age reported that Madonsela’s CEO Themba Mthethwa was at the centre of the allegations.
These allegations were contained in an anonymous 12 page document, allegedly by a group of employees.

"Some of these allegations are wild," Madonsela said.

"Many of the answers are immediately available. They are not true."

‘Madonsela responsible’

In the document, Mthethwa was described as the polarising factor in the simmering tensions with his "ill-considered actions", The New Age reported.

"There are various documents which serve as a sample indicator of the non-compliance of policies, legislative prescripts, maladministration, and financial misconduct involving the CEO," the employees said in the document.

"We would like to indicate that ultimately we hold the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela responsible for the current situation.

"She has chosen to ignore the worrying signs that have corroded the institution and the result is a demoralised, bitter, distrustful complement of staff."

- SAPA

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