Twitter users launch into ANCWL over Thuli statement

2016-04-13 14:39


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Cape Town - The ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) has come under fire for a recent statement attacking Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, with Twitter users throwing serious shade at the “redundant” body.

In its continued defence of President Jacob Zuma, the ANCWL took aim at his detractors in an open letter on Wednesday, specifically Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, News24 reported.

"We, the ANC Women's League remain steadfast in the course to stand and lead at the front to protect the African National Congress," secretary general Meokgo Matuba said in a statement.

Matuba said the ANCWL was critical of Madonsela personally, but still respected the office.

She claimed that in 2011, Madonsela proclaimed to investigate the Ciex report, which was commissioned by the apartheid government and implicated Absa bank in corruption. However, nothing had come of this investigation.

"We demand a more objective and less populist person who will not campaign against government and its people, but defend principles of the structures," Matuba said of Madonsela.

South Africans on Twitter have since made their voices heard regarding the #ANCWL statement, with some questioning the body's role in defending a man “who broke the Constitution”, yet continuing to attack a woman trying to defend it.

Others leapt to the defence of Madonsela, who believe the Public Protector should not be allowed to be insulted a second time after being vindicated by the Constitutional Court.

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