Public protector CEO, CFO resign

2014-09-09 15:35
Thuli Madonsela (Picture: AFP)

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Pretoria - The public protector’s office confirmed on Tuesday that its chief executive officer and chief financial officer have resigned, Eyewitness News reported.

Thuli Madonsela's office was quoted as saying that experienced officials will take over Themba Mthethwa and Dumisani Dlamini’s duties until their roles are filled.

The office denied that the resignations were linked to the recent attacks on Madonsela from Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Kebby Maphatsoe who called her a CIA plant and the ANC who said she was abusing her position.

This was after Madonsela wrote a letter to President Jacob Zuma noting her concerns about his response to her report on the upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.

The government on Tuesday distanced itself from Maphatsoe’s comments and said he was speaking in his personal capacity, Sapa reported.

Madonsela has given Maphatsoe three days to prove his claims.

The US Embassy also confirmed on Monday that the country's ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard would lodge an official diplomatic complaint about the allegations.

Read more on:    anc  |  jacob zuma  |  kebby maphatsoe  |  thuli madonsela  |  nkandla upgrade

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