Madonsela reports expose 'plunder, rot'

2013-12-01 09:02
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's preliminary reports on President Jacob Zuma’s administration are said to paint a shocking picture of plunder, patronage and rot among the highest echelons of government.

According to the Sunday Times, three preliminary reports issued by Madonsela expose gross misconduct, deceit, unlawful acts and corruption. The reports - into Zuma’s Nkandla home, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson and former communications minister Dina Pule - show Cabinet ministers pressuring officials to ensure their cronies secure lucrative state-funded deals.

Details of the provisional report into Nkandla, which were published in the Mail & Guardian on Friday, imply that Zuma potentially lied when he said he and his family had paid for all structures that were not security related at his KwaZulu-Natal homestead.

The report also suggests that Zuma be sanctioned for failing to protect state resources and that the state paid for an amphitheatre, a swimming pool, a cattle kraal and a chicken coop at Nkandla.

Madonsela’s preliminary report called for Zuma to repay the state for work done that was not security related.

Meanwhile, the ANC called on Friday for restraint and caution until Madonsela officially releases her report on Nkandla.

What has been published has not been proven to be the report, and neither had it been verified by the office of the public protector, said the party's spokesperson, Jackson Mthembu.

He called on all South Africans, particularly those commenting on the story, to exercise restraint and caution until the Madonsela released her report.

"Failure to do so will prejudice the process as outlined by the public protector and all involved stakeholders."

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