ANC bemoans attacks on protector
Johannesburg - The ANC on Monday questioned the way allegations of corruption within the office of the public protector were presented in news media.
ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga said the party was concerned over the claims but believe "the reckless manner with which they have been raised only serves to undermine their legitimacy and authenticity".
The New Age reported last week that there was an uprising in Thuli Madonsela's office over these allegations, contained in an anonymous 12-page document, allegedly by a group of employees.
Madonsela's CEO Themba Mthethwa was reportedly at the centre of the allegations. Madonsela reacted by describing some allegations as "wild" but said she would investigate.
"Many of the answers are immediately available. They are not true," she said.
Motshekga questioned the intentions of this anonymous group of disgruntled members of staff who went to the media.
"It seems [it's] designed to impugn the integrity of one of the most important institutions supporting our constitutional democracy and the person who heads it."
He commended Madonsela for instituting an investigation on these allegations.