FF Plus launches 'Protect Public Protector' campaign

2014-03-24 20:42
(Giordano Stolley, Sapa)

(Giordano Stolley, Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town – The FF Plus has started a “Protect the Public Protector” social media campaign on Monday to ensure Thuli Madonsela’s safety and that she completes her term, after releasing her findings on Nkandla last week.

The party is seeking an urgent parliamentary debate on the public protector's report on upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla.

"The Freedom Front Plus will... be asking the Speaker of the National Assembly [Max Sisulu] for an urgent debate of public interest about the Nkandla report," party leader Pieter Groenewald said in a statement on Monday.

Although Parliament was in recess, the FF Plus viewed the issue as being of such public importance that Sisulu "will have to make an exception, and even organise a special session of Parliament".

Groenewald said the request was different to the DA's substantive motion, which would "most probably be blocked by the ANC's majority".

The DA is pushing to have Zuma impeached over the R246m upgrades at his KwaZulu-Natal home.

Groenewald said a debate on the matter would ensure "that President Zuma and his ministers will at the very least have to debate the findings of the report in the National Assembly".

He said his party was also starting a campaign - on Facebook and on Twitter - with the slogan: "Protect the Public Protector."

This was to ensure that incumbent Thuli Madonsela - who released the report last week - completed her term, "and that her safety is guaranteed".

- SAPA
Read more on:    da  |  ff plus  |  anc  |  jacob zuma  |  pieter groenewald  |  thuli madonsela  |  johannesburg  |  nkandla  |  social networks  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
26 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Sport
 

BMW drift battle: M235i vs. speedway bike

Watch this insane drift contest with four-times dirt-track World champion Karl Maier riding a speedway bike against a BMW M235i.

 
 

Men24.com

Want to start talking dirty?
Everyday struggles of naturally skinny guys
And this year's Miss Bumbum title goes to...
How to maintain your mo, bro

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

20% off ALL TV Series

Choose from 1000’s of the hottest TV Series . While stocks last. Shop now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 35% off books

Save up to 35% on the latest page-turners. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Enjoy the view because as from tomorrow you are going to need to come back down to earth and join the party. In the meantime use...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.