DA welcomes protector Oilgate review

2011-09-20 16:30

Johannesburg - The DA on Tuesday welcomed Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's intention to review the "Oilgate" controversy.

"This is a step in the right direction," Democratic Alliance spokesperson Lindiwe Mazibuko said.

"The Oilgate scandal has been swept under the carpet for far too long."

This follows a report in the Sunday Times that businessman Sandi Majali, who died in December, left an unsigned letter about the matter. It reportedly states the money he had channelled from PetroSA to the ANC ahead of the April 2004 elections, was R18m, instead of the R11m initially mentioned.

Mazibuko said: "What is needed is a thorough investigation that takes into account all the new evidence that has come to light."

Former public protector Lawrence Mushwana should face the consequences if his own probe into the matter was found to have been an abuse of office to protect the ANC, she said.

  • Dave50 - 2011-09-20 16:41

    And JZ will do the same as he has with the lease report and Juju. Come on JZ I voted for you now make me and all the other people that had faith in you proud.

      saabnut - 2011-09-20 16:54

      Another missing 7 bar into some trough pig's pocket. Sick, disgusting bunch of gravy- guzzlers.

  • Protest - 2011-09-20 16:47

    The new Gravy Train. Become an investigator. With all the investigations being re-opened and reviewed, you can make a lot of money. Just, don't find anything wrong, because then you will be judged as racist, anti-struggle, counter-revolutionary or one of the many derogatory labels the ANC and their blind-loyal support slaps on anyone that exposes the rot.

      InternetMan - 2011-09-20 16:50

      But just knowing someone is way easier?!! *cries*

  • willieman - 2011-09-20 17:01

    The difference between us and the progressive countries around the world is the RESPECT OF LAW.If we cannot respect this institutions we are heading for a disaster.Basicaly what we are promoting is GENERAL LOSBANGHEID

  • elbie - 2011-09-20 17:27

    Oh. So they don't want to investigate the Oilgate scandal as a scandal. They want to investigate whey they (ANC) did not receive the whole R18m.

  • adrien.mcguire - 2011-09-20 17:58

    Give the public protector a chance. She has not been in office long and already she has put the heat on the government. What will be the tipping point will be what our glorious President does with what is put on the table. It is here the public needs to put pressure on the government.GO GIRL !!!

  • gary.dasilva - 2011-09-20 18:00

    I Like her, I like her a lot I tell you - You go getum Madam Madonsela. You are a hero, a true hero of the people for the people. Can we clone you and put you in every department and make you president.

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