Radebe: Govt needs more time on Nkandla report

2013-11-09 12:54
Justice Minister Jeff Radebe (File, City Press)

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe (File, City Press)

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Pretoria - The security cluster needed more time to study Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s Nkandla report and that was why it had taken her to court, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said on Saturday.

Speaking at a media briefing, Radebe said the time given to respond to Madonsela’s report was wholly inadequate. He said that the cluster was effectively given three working days to review the protectors report and that it required 10 working days.

Radebe said that the government has no interest in undermining the protector and had never tried to intimidate her.

He also denied that the court application was an attempt to cover up possible corruption in the Nkandla saga.

Madonsela’s office announced on Friday that it had received court papers indicating the State's intention to interdict and restrain her from releasing her provisional report on the security upgrades at Nkandla.

The cluster includes state security, police and defence officials.

The cluster’s court application was postponed on Friday to 15 November.
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