Zuma still working on Madonsela's reports

2011-07-22 15:10

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma is still "working" on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's reports regarding the leases for the police’s offices in Pretoria and Durban, his spokesperson Mac Maharaj said on Friday.

"The Presidency has noted media reports and speculation relating to the report of the public protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, on the lease of South African Police Service offices," he said in a statement.

"The President is currently attending to the contents of the report."

He had to, among other things, engage with Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde on the content.

In dealing with a matter of such seriousness, it was imperative that due process be followed, he said.

Madonsela’s report was released on July 14.

Madonsela had indicated to Zuma recently that she was still working on the complaint relating to Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Sicelo Shiceka.

Shiceka had recently given the president his own report on the allegations levelled against him.

"The matter is currently being held in abeyance pending the public protector's report and other matters that require the president's attention.

"We have also noted the reports claiming that the president met with the National Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele and discussed with him a diplomatic posting to Japan.

"This is false and totally without foundation. No such discussion has ever taken place," Maharaj said.

  • farmworker - 2011-07-22 15:18

    Take your time Mr President and study those report, so that whatever decision you gonna take is gonna be the well-informed decision. Working hard neh, Ja working hard

      My2c - 2011-07-22 15:24

      Geraamtes in die kas, geraamtes in die kas. Sê iets oor myne en ek bring al joune uit.

      Pictureof - 2011-07-22 15:24

      What comes after B again, eish this read thing is hard...draw me i picha.

      GTA_Lad - 2011-07-22 15:25

      Anyone who wanted proof that cattle boy can't it is

      Marcell - 2011-07-22 23:47

      Zoomer and well informed can't be used in one sentence. I believe zuma is the pedi word for incapable.

      Jerry - 2011-07-23 07:39

      Ja, I'm not holding my breath for the due process either...

      Shadoz - 2011-07-23 16:07

      @farmerworker are you being sarcastic ? We all know that these reports will be lost somewhere on showerheads desk.

      wiseguy.cpt - 2011-08-03 22:52

      I bet you he hasn't even opened the envelope it came in.

  • Goose - 2011-07-22 15:18

    Maybe thats just the problem! JZ is "working" on something that has been solved for him. All he has to do is fire the miscreant! Instead I bet he is scheming how to save face as this seems to be all ANC officials ever do. They are a constant embarrassment and constantly need to save face.

      Liberty - 2011-07-23 02:42

      No he is taking so long because he is working on getting Cele a suitable job. He can't just leave his comrade Cele twisting in the wind, else his comrade might just spill the beans on Zoomer's little dark secrets

      Chika01 - 2011-07-23 07:48

      @Liberty, TRUE. But JZ Is in a tight spot. Wiggling is eish ... so dificult.

      RowRobCk - 2011-07-23 18:35

      Ja nee, not only in a tight spot but are Fingers in the cookie jar? no!that has been torn open already ,raiding the pantry? maybe ! eyes on the bakery ,definitely? who is watching who if we the public are not protected from this kind of thing?

  • Uthando - 2011-07-22 15:19

    How many more light years to go before you're done, Zuma!!! We read from front to back, not the other way around silly!

      Bettyson - 2011-07-22 15:38

      Light year is a measure of distance not time.....

      Dr Filemon - 2011-07-22 15:45

      Bettyson it still takes a long time to travel a light year whiich is nothing like the time it takes unenlightened zoooma to read

      Phaedioux - 2011-07-22 16:12

      @Bettyson - A light year is a measure of time that it takes light to travel in one year (i.e. at 186,000 miles/second). I'll give you 50% for your comment?

      Uthando - 2011-07-22 16:27

      Bettyson - Zuma does everything in light years, you dont know when they're gonna happen or if they're gonna happen at all. No distance/time can tell.

      william.nettmann - 2011-07-22 16:32

      @Phaedioux: a measure of the time it takes for light to travel for a year? At a guess about 12 months?

      Dominic - 2011-07-22 21:02

      @Phaedioux you put both feet into your mouth so well!

      johan - 2011-07-23 06:37


      Jerry - 2011-07-23 07:38

      Exactly. I'm not holding my breath for the due process...

      Phaedioux - 2011-07-23 15:47

      @Dominic - Geez, I sure made a cockup with that one! - apologies to @WilliamNettmann. It is a measure of distance that could be calculated without utilising the time factor. As punishment I shall watch Isidingo twice this week (Yeach)!

      Phaedioux - 2011-07-23 15:50

      could be = could not be (I've done it again!)

  • Kevin King - 2011-07-22 15:21

    Bheki Cele is a Zuma ally. There is NO way anything will happen to him.

      Creeky - 2011-07-23 09:43

      Either way.... Cele(bi) will end up on a GENERAL'S PENSION... thats like R50k per month? For the rest of his sorry life... UNLESS THE BASTARD GET'S FIRED!!!!! Which is what he deserves!!!!!!!

  • Poloyatonki - 2011-07-22 15:22

    Zuma is still learning to read before he can dive into them

      DeonL - 2011-07-22 15:26

      I thought he could read by now? He has advisors to help him.

      Ryan Tunney - 2011-07-22 15:34

      Never in the history of mankind has a bigger moron been called president.

      Stephan Janse van Vuuren - 2011-07-22 15:45

      I think it is a tight race between him and Robert Mugabe Ryan.

      Dr Filemon - 2011-07-22 15:45

      George Dubya Bush?

      tkotze - 2011-07-22 16:06

      Stephan, I have a feeling Mugabe is a bit more literate than Bush, at least with normal conversations and speeches. :)

      croix - 2011-07-22 17:21

      Is that really you, Poloy? Well, I never!! Blow me down with a feather.

  • Albo - 2011-07-22 15:22

    "working" on loopholes??

  • CHIPPER_CHAP - 2011-07-22 15:23

    ag please, he will take his time on this and delay it as long as he can hoping that is just goes away.

  • halfbee - 2011-07-22 15:23

    @Uthando... "We" read... but can "he"?

      Uthando - 2011-07-22 16:27

      kikikikikikikiki!! :-)

  • Spade - 2011-07-22 15:24

    What could possibly be taking him so long? Does he need to look up every word in a dictionary first? Bheki has been exposed as a crooked cop. The next step should be simple...

  • USSA - 2011-07-22 15:25

    Madonsela has done the report Mr (Stupid) Zumski. All you have to do is fire him and have him arrested...simple. However, if you are looking for a loophole to try and free him with a golden handshake to boot, we understand then why you are taking some time to do this. Please take note: You are a bad president...I bet even you know it.

      Andrew - 2011-07-22 15:46

      USSA, I seldom agree with your comments, but how could anybody disagree with this!! It doesn't matter whether you are DA , ANC, COPE, FFP, Communist Party, IFP or living on the moon....a crime has been committed and there is evidence to support it. It is a matter for the courts!!

      Chika01 - 2011-07-23 07:54

      @ Andrew. Dispair if this goes to court. What a 3 - 4 year trial while we the tax payers will still be giving him a salary. BOOT THEM BOTH OUT!!!! NOW!!!!!!

      Chika01 - 2011-07-23 07:57

      PS, This thing that all who are corrupt get suspendid WITH pay is just wrong!!!!!!! How many are there on pepetual holiday at the taxpayers expence?

  • My2c - 2011-07-22 15:25

    Geraamtes in die kas, geraamtes in die kas. Sê iets oor myne en ek bring al joune uit.

      Liberty - 2011-07-23 02:48

      Dit sal 'n lieflike dag wees wanneer daai hond sy week-end kry

  • Norman Mabasa - 2011-07-22 15:25

    Working hard nee!! jah, very hard

  • Slapper - 2011-07-22 15:26

    It will be very interesting to see how Zuma gets his mate Cele and his Minister off the hook? But, guaranteed he will get them off.

      Liberty - 2011-07-23 02:52

      Yeah probably some garbage about Cele can't have a fair trial as he has already being convicted by the media. Cele will be suspended on full pay till he dies of natural causes

  • Tokkel Loshi - 2011-07-22 15:27

    But he cant read !!

  • scott - 2011-07-22 15:28

    Well done Madonsela. Now get your teeth into the next one. You'll never go hungry. Why not start with the arms deal?

  • Ryan Tunney - 2011-07-22 15:28

    Ahhh great, good to know the report is in the hands of one of the most morally sound individuals. Hope he doesn't get flashbacks of his own corruption while reading the report.

  • Andrew - 2011-07-22 15:30

    Zuma, what do you need to understand it? It fairly straight forward stuff. Can I spell it out for you C.O.R.R.U.P.T.I.O.N. and G.R.E.E.D.!!!! It's time to show if you have the guts to act swiftly and decisively!!

      Stephan Janse van Vuuren - 2011-07-22 15:44

      He only has guts when he got a bar of Lifeboy soap at hand.

      Marcell - 2011-07-22 23:53

      Him and his type can only steal decisively.

  • avoomu - 2011-07-22 15:33

    Poor jz is waiting for instructions from juliarse who in turn is waiting for instructions from mock-ape from zim. just wait,africa time.

  • King Solomon - 2011-07-22 15:39

    Maybe he is a slow reader, or maybe he is just slow.

      aryantoo - 2011-07-22 15:55

      I think it was written slow so showerhead can read it

  • Stephan Janse van Vuuren - 2011-07-22 15:41

    Buying time to figure out where to put his buddy and how to handle it so that he doesn't end up in jail?

  • Norman DePluhm - 2011-07-22 15:45

    Simple delay tactic until the storm blows over, then they'll all go scott free...

  • BigMoose - 2011-07-22 15:48

    While reading the report, he confuses the Viagra with the Tippex and goes to bed with a huge correction.

  • colincub - 2011-07-22 15:51

    Zuma and "working" in the same sentence is an oxymoron

  • Deeteem - 2011-07-22 15:52

    Mmmmmmmm this herdboy(NOT HEADBOY) will go down in history as the poster boy for "" !!

  • RIAAN - 2011-07-22 15:54

    Zuma must first save Ghadaffi, the Big Brother. This will be swept under the carpet because Zuma is to busy galivanting trying to save AFRICA. Look after RSA first !

  • tokoloshe - 2011-07-22 16:18


  • Dave - 2011-07-22 16:20

    How many bottles of tipex has he used so far?

  • keng - 2011-07-22 17:12

    This is most difficult situation. The report is available to the world. The facts are clear. Who else is there that can take the blame? How much time do we have before it become necessary to reply. How do we stop these friends of mine from spilling the beans on me? Does parliament reply before the Commissioner of Police? How long can the Minister of DPW keep on stonewalling? What to do with this meddlesome Public Prosecutor? What has she told other political parties during her roadshow? How is Julie to pay for his house?

  • KEITH - 2011-07-22 18:10

    Perhaps I can help. A is for apple, B is for ball, C is for clown...need I go any further?

  • Whitepig - 2011-07-22 18:24

    Wow.. news24 deleted my post! wish they gave reasons why they do that..

  • Whitepig - 2011-07-22 18:29

    Did you guys know that news24 it's owned by the ANC?! anything against anc or praising Thabo Mbeki they delete...see if they delete this post.

  • Whitepig - 2011-07-22 18:42

    Someone once said why we blacks complain when money is "stolen" by the present gov whereelse whites stole our resouces and made money from it for more than 400yrs....well, last time I checked I do not have 400yrs living in SA and I pay my bond n I will complain be it white or blacks stealing....I work hard for what I have.

  • Happygas - 2011-07-22 18:57

    the biggrst brown noser of all,he need to look after the people that elected him,he has no power and no back bone.

  • Mafele - 2011-07-22 21:42

    Zuma is the most corrupt...I promise you there's nothing he can do 'bout his corrupt friends.

  • Neil - 2011-07-23 11:12

    Zuma.. WORK?? I nearly fell off my chair. The excuse of a human being can't even write his own speeches and now he is "weking" through a report? Please...

  • Robin - 2011-07-24 17:10

    Zuma is taking so long cause he doesnt know what to say....embarrassed!!!!! bitches...

  • bill - 2011-07-25 14:51

    Give him time folks - he still reads with his finger

  • Collitjies - 2011-07-25 15:20

    He is having lessons so he can read the big words, that should take about 6 months or more, then another 6 months to learn to write a report this could take years.

  • Sputs - 2011-07-26 15:06

    The Public Protector's report on the SAPS lease fiasco runs up to 132 pages. The report has been given to jz who will "study" it before he comments/acts on it. Given the complex nature of the report, and jz's not so complex mind, I reckon he will only provide comments roundabout six months from now, since it will take him one day to read one page of the report, make written comments on that page, scratch his head a few times, trying to figure out what that one page turns on, and so overrun the exercise into the next day and so on, thus taking more days to complete the task. LoL)

  • Organist-1 - 2011-07-26 15:18

    The news report correctly places "working" in inverted commas. To put it plainly ---it is lying on a shelf somewhere or in someone's "in-tray" while the spin doctors are desperately trying to manufacture "dirt" to get them out of the hole. Zuma has probably never seen it yet. Can you picture the cabinet panic with the Malema hot potato coming up at the same time? Wish i was a fly on the wall at the ANC "indaba" later this month. --- Spin doctor working overtime?.

  • wizard - 2011-07-26 15:53

    Without proper education how can anyone expect the Prez to respond. To enable him to understand the report, his highly paid consultants has to explain to him what is in the report.

  • Cyril - 2011-10-24 15:52

    The President Should react in such a way as to inspire his cabinet & the public as a whole into voluntary action. We are watching your every move Mr. President. Make us proud...

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