Committee denies MPs attacked protector

2012-10-18 20:57

Cape Town - Parliament's portfolio committee on justice has denied a news report claiming that ANC members had attacked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

"The committee denies suggestions in the Sunday Times that only ANC MPs questioned the Public Protector, advocate Thuli Madonsela," committee chairperson Luwellyn Landers said on Thursday.

"Opposition MPs also asked difficult, searching questions, as is the norm."

Landers said the committee was merely performing its oversight role during a Madonsela briefing to MPs on her office's annual report on Friday, and that the tone was no different from its engagement with other entities.

He said: "It must be pointed out that no ANC MP questioned Advocate Madonsela's integrity, as was reported in the Sunday Times."

In a front-page report headlined "MPs join ANC top brass in questioning Madonsela’s impartiality" the newspaper said pressure was mounting on Madonsela as Parliament prepared to look into complaints from within her office on how she runs the Chapter Nine institution.

Chapter Nine institutions are those which guard democracy.

  • cathy.dejongh.5 - 2012-10-18 21:11

    Don't touch her!!!!!

  • Edraine Mentor - 2012-10-18 21:17

    One impressive lady..Keep up the good work..Her integrity,honesty, unbiased nature is not going 2 sit well amongst the corrupt..But this is the type of people our country need 2 move forward..Much Respect

  • shane.asselbergs - 2012-10-18 21:17

    I find it impossible to believe anything anyone from the ANC says. They have absolutely no credibility. The saddest thing is that they don't even seem to know it.

      grant.montgomery.5074 - 2012-10-18 22:00

      Oh they know it alright...

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-10-18 21:43

    She still has my vote as women of the year

      patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-10-18 22:58

      She is the only one that makes me feel save from this pack of wolfs.

  • caine.abel.75 - 2012-10-18 23:31

    Obviously they will go after her because she guns corrupt citizens like them

  • dan.ledwaba.5 - 2012-10-19 01:18

    I do believe that this is an honourable lady. I pray she will stand fast and defeat all ill intended attacks.

  • bongani.nsele.58 - 2012-10-19 10:20

    she is doing a good job she must also start investigating some conspicous obscene consumption by some fat cat whites in this country...she will be shocked...crime is everywhere

  • johny.stront - 2012-10-19 11:44

    THULI FOR President!!!!!!!!!!

  • ntsakopatrick.m.goldenboy - 2012-10-22 15:10


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