Madonsela seemed 'comfortable' with Nkandla leak - ANC

2013-12-03 16:49

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Johannesburg - The ANC accused Public Protector Thuli Madonsela of being "comfortable" with the leak of parts of her report into President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead, City Press reported on Tuesday.

The Mail & Guardian on Friday published extracts from the leaked document on the security upgrades at Zuma’s private home.

The party's deputy secretary general, Jessie Duarte, told journalists at Luthuli House in Johannesburg on Tuesday it wasn't in the interests of any of the affected parties to leak the report.

She added that leaks from Madonsela’s office always followed the same pattern of Madonsela making comments about an investigation, and the report then being leaked.

“If the affected parties wanted to leak the report, they would have done so when they asked for three days’ extension [to comment] and the public protector refused them,” she said.

“When something like that is leaked [and you didn’t want it to be leaked], you go ballistic, you don’t make polite statements. The public protector seems comfortable with the leak,” she said.

Read more on:    anc  |  jacob zuma  |  thuli madonsela  |  jesse duarte  |  johannesburg  |  nkandla upgrade  |  politics

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