Madonsela: Presidency does co-operate

2014-06-09 21:56
Thuli Madonsela.

Thuli Madonsela.

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

  • Zuma Exposed
    This book exposes Jacob Zuma, in such a way that he would not want you or anyone else to read it. Now R189.00
    buy now

Johannesburg - It is untrue that the presidency does not heed the findings of the Public Protector, incumbent Thuli Madonsela said on Monday.

There were only three reports in the last five years on which presidential action was still being awaited, she said in a speech prepared for delivery in Kempton Park.

"A perception is developing that the presidency does not implement the remedial action I take as mandated by section 182(1) (c) of the Constitution," she said.

"This cannot be any more further from the truth."

Matters on which action was still outstanding included the "Docked Vessels" report, released on 4 December last year.

Madonsela recommended that President Jacob Zuma consider disciplinary action against then-agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

This was for her reckless use of state money and services, resulting in wasteful expenditure, a loss of confidence in the South African fisheries industry and alleged decimation of South Africa's fisheries resources.

Joemat-Pettersson had opted to take the public protector to court to challenge the report.

Another outstanding case was her investigation into security upgrades to Zuma's Nkandla home.

She found Zuma and his family unduly benefited from the R246m upgrades.

Madonsela said: "The president [Zuma] has partially complied while asking Parliament for more time as he awaits a Special Investigating Unit report that deals with aspects of the matter forming the subject of my report."

She said on the same "Secure in Comfort" report, compliance reports from two of the key departments involved were submitted within the timelines stipulated in the report.

"The president's report to Parliament also complied with the 14 day requirement. It's true that what you focus on grows - hence the perception that non-compliance is the norm."

She said that last year, her office issued fewer than 30 formal reports. In most of these, her findings were quietly accepted and remedial action implemented without any drama.

In the year ending 31 March 2014, her office handled about 40 000 cases, with 32 000 of these concluded.

The reality was the public only heard about a handful of cases via the news because of the issues and high profile state actors involved, Madonsela said.

Read more on:    tina joemat-pettersson  |  jacob zuma  |  thuli madonsela  |  nkandla upgrade

Read News24’s Comments Policy 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
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24


The most extreme journey ever?

One man is sailing around the world in a beach cat - no cabin to sleep in and no GPS.


Where were you when you last felt alive?

Red Bull Lionheart trail run - not for the fainthearted!
Adventure holidays for your bucket list
Top 10 water sports to try before you die
6 impressive camping tips

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! - shop online today

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Deal of the week!

Save R1200 on the Samsung 48” smart full HD LED television now only R8799. Buy now!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

Save 20% on Nivea beauty products!

Buy any two Nivea beauty products and save 20%. Offer valid 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


There is a tendency to focus too intently on outer appearance and beauty which hides who you really are. You are being more

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


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 network.


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.