Madonsela to reveal Western Cape govt report

2012-06-01 09:51

Johannesburg - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is to release a report on her probe into the Western Cape government on Friday.

She will brief the media at the International Convention Centre in Brummeria, Pretoria, at 11:00.

Two weeks ago, her office said she would consider submissions from the Western Cape government and all the complainants on a communication tender before making her findings public.

This comes after the leaking of Madonsela's provisional report to newspapers a week before a deadline for the province's response.

In the draft report, Madonsela reportedly found that a tender awarded to advertising agency TBWA/Hunt Lascaris in 2010 to centralise communications was invalid.

The province's Premier Helen Zille condemned the leak and defended the tender. She said the leak prejudiced the province's right to rectify what it described as "material legal errors" in the draft report, before it was finalised.

Madonsela later held separate meetings with Zille and the complainants.

The complainants are the African National Congress, the Congress of SA Trade Unions, civil society organisation Ndifuna Ukwazi and a general member of the public, Sulyman Stellenboom.

  • Jean - 2012-06-01 10:17

    Just rectify the problem and we can all move on, still support the DA and Zille, PP agreed there was no corruption and that proves the DA is still a party that we can rely on...

      Alan - 2012-06-01 11:59

      Yes, the ANC are terrified by the W.Cape showing what good, effective governance looks like, so have embarked on a 'dirty tricks' campaign to smear the DA in any way they can. It's truly pathetic that when the ANC are guilty of multi-billion rand fraudulent transactions - a new one revealed almost daily - they have to make a fuss about relatively insignificant stuff like this. "If you can't govern properly, try and destroy those who do" - this tactic has worked for a lot of crooked governments before, but South Africans are now gradually beginning to see the light. The ANC is robbing the poor DAILY.

  • Hudayfah - 2012-06-01 10:28

    All you have to do is look at the complainants. The party whose members are found to have stolen 100's of millions are complaining about 1 possible tender irregularity. The mind boggles

      John - 2012-06-01 10:43

      Suppose the toilet debacle has been very overused - they need something else now. I don't know how Zille does it - that woman is so much under daily scrutiny from ANC,cosatu et al waiting like wolves for her to put a foot wrong that they may capitalise on. So far, it's not much. Irony is that Zille presented substantiated lists of wrong doings by government and they brush it off.

  • 2zbunu - 2012-06-01 10:33

    Bring it on Thuli the public is waiting 4 it with passion.

  • Ben - 2012-06-01 10:41

    Good work Ms. Madonsela. Now do a full report on all the provinces so we can compare. Or maybe you have orders to probe only members of other parties and not the A.N.C. run provinces. Anyway it would seem that corruption and tender fraud is part of affirmative action and not crime.

  • neo.khemisi - 2012-06-01 10:46

    Can't we not turn this into racial debate just simple Pp doing her job so that people can vote with their head not heart and let's excepts whatever her findings please SA

  • Ryno - 2012-06-01 10:55

    the anc are acting like real soon as they do not get their way, they cry...look at what they are planning on doing with the Midvaal Municipality that is under DA control

  • bongane.ndebele - 2012-06-01 11:38

    its not that this is the 1st act of corruption by the DA their forfathers did that with perfection as we know that the ANC inherited a government with Billions of debt.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-06-01 13:52

      Incorrect. Get your facts 1st. Look at the debt position. Also look at the position before 1990(there is a reason for this date) and after. look at the infrastructure. Than and now. Look at the current debt deficit. Now look at our ever so decreasing of export and the shortfall created. Look now again at our tax platforms. Income vs expenses. If you are with me you apply the impact of property lost due to theft and fire/destroyed plus the R lost due to ...ok lets just say missing capital. When processing all these figures through multiprocessing calculations and than look at our population again it you will realized we are moving BACKWARDS, but than looking at our mathematics ability no-one will care because not many can work it out. ..., but what makes you different was that you made a foolish statement, pretending to understand.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-01 16:16

    Well said Du Toit that should shut him up.

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