Madonsela quick to please 'Israel-supporting' DA - ANCWL

2016-09-30 18:03
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Cape Town - The ANC Women's League (ANCWL) has accused outgoing Public Protector Thuli Madonsela of trying to please the "Israel-supporting" Democratic Alliance with her state capture probe.

ANCWL secretary general Meokgo Matuba claimed on Friday that Madonsela's tendency of allegedly trying to please the party was "not new".

"The ANCWL is surprised that, despite her previous claims of not having resources to investigate complaints, Madonsela has moved with speed to ensure she doesn't disappoint vivid Israel supporters, the Democratic Alliance," Matuba said.

Matuba claimed Madonsela had amended her report on the multimillion-rand tender for communications services put out by the Western Cape government.

"In her draft report, the Public Protector found that the inclusion of DA leader and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's special advisers — Ryan Coetzee and Gavin Davis — on the tender bid evaluation committee was unlawful and in violation of the Constitution, but she quickly retracted on that after the DA objected to her report."

Call for probe into 'white monopoly capital'

Matuba said it would be unfortunate for Madonsela's office to be "part of the agenda" to advance narrow political opportunism by the DA, exemplified by party leader Mmusi Maimane's complaint about state capture.

The league called for Madonsela to investigate "probable" maladministration and corruption between Transnet and Anglo American, as well as the release of a report related to UK-based investigation and asset recovery firm CIEX.

They also want her to investigate if there was any influence from any players in the corporate sector for Des Van Rooyen to be recalled as a minister of finance a few days after he was appointed.

"Any investigation into state capture activities that excludes white monopoly capital is advancement of white supremacy and serves a racial political agenda," the statement concluded.

Public Protector spokesperson Oupa Segalwe told News24 the remarks did not deserve a response.

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