Protector says her office not being probed

2012-03-15 20:25

Johannesburg - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has denied reports that Parliament asked for a probe into maladministration, financial misconduct and racism in her office.

"It is not true that Parliament has asked me to look into those matters," Madonsela told reporters at a two-day leadership conference in Muldersdrift on Thursday.

The New Age reported that she faced an uprising amid allegations of maladministration and financial misconduct.

Madonsela denied she was summoned to Cape Town on January 13 to explain the allegations.

The meeting was reportedly with the Speaker of Parliament Max Sisulu, National Council of Provinces chairperson Mninwa Mahlangu, and both their deputies.

She said she had a meeting with the presiding officers of Parliament earlier this year about the Protection of State Information Bill.

"That meeting had nothing, I repeat nothing, to do with governance and administration in my office," she said.

  • Jason - 2012-03-15 20:48

    Based on a number of Discovery Channel documentaries, I honestly believed that alien probing was a myth. We are, however, now told the Public Protector and her crew are being probed! Could we please have a commission of enquiry into this matter of substantial scientific importance.

  • Jacques - 2012-03-15 20:54

    And so the final few 'good' ones get involved in the mud-slinging that is contemporry politics. I, for one, refuse to believe for a second that Mrs. Madonsela is guilty of maladministration, etc. The way she handled her son crashing her car proved her moral fibre. Don't worry for a minute about what allegations might come your way, Thuli, we are 100% behind you!

      Sganja - 2012-03-15 21:04

      No one is above the law, where there is smoke there is a fire.

      Jurie - 2012-03-15 21:11

      Sganja, while you are right that no one is above the law, you say that where there is smoke there is fire. Clever words - but what do you actually literally mean by them? That you now believe that the Public Protector is guilty until proved innocent? Do you have no confidence, either in the incumbent or in the office? Or do you simply want every wild allegation thoroughly probed, regardless of the cost? Your reply could be interesting!

      Sganja - 2012-03-15 21:28

      Her name must be cleared and the only way is to allow the probing of these allegations,just deputy president.

  • Sharon - 2012-03-15 20:57

    They have tried to discredit her before and failed. Thuli showed her grit then and will do so again with aplomb!

      Sganja - 2012-03-15 21:05

      Hi Sharon so do you see why we need media tribunal?Journalist can discredit people really.

      Sharon - 2012-03-15 21:16

      Who said anything about journalists?

      Sganja - 2012-03-15 21:26

      Where did you read the news that Thuli was probed?

      Jurie - 2012-03-15 21:29

      Sganja, you seem to have an interesting way of reasoning. Is that why you hide behind the name and that silly profile picture? Seen any good psychiatrists lately?

      Sharon - 2012-03-15 21:30

      Same place you did, only our conclusions are different... Journalists don't make the news, they only report it.

      Sganja - 2012-03-15 21:37

      Sharon that's rich,how many times you hear journalist reporting wrong things about individuals?

      Sharon - 2012-03-15 21:57

      Journalists don't make the news, Sganja, they report it, and sometimes they are fed incorrect information. That does not mean that all news reported is incorrect. I'd rather know a half truth than none at all.

      Myvision - 2012-03-15 23:05

      How did they discredit her Sharon? by making her son crash a state car or by making her celebrate the new state car by praising her brother for crashing the old one?

  • Sganja - 2012-03-15 21:03

    Any new news about the car your son crashed?

      Jurie - 2012-03-15 21:13

      Go for it, boy. You are showing your colours, probably more so than you should.

      Sganja - 2012-03-15 21:38

      Hey Jurie I'm asking I'm interested.

      Myvision - 2012-03-15 23:07

      The daughter praised her brother on social network for crashing the old car as there was a new better one.

  • miyo27 - 2012-03-15 21:12

    looks like the ANC big wigs are starting to get nervous!

  • sefeddt - 2012-03-15 21:24

    You've upset someone in the ANC hierarchy with your investigation into their corrupt practices, they will try to discredit you now,

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-15 21:28

    Public protector probe produces perforated prophylactics and packet of peanuts.

  • braamc - 2012-03-15 21:33

    Trying to divert attention away from another ANC thieving plot and discovery?

  • sgwavu - 2012-03-15 21:47

    we all kow that ones u start heating home ,the ANCstarts to creat something to descredit u, remember the scopoins

  • Kevin - 2012-03-16 05:04

    Can certainly imagine a lot of thug anc officials would want to shut this department down.

  • Chris - 2012-03-16 07:51

    This should surprise no no one. It is not the first time that an attempt has been made to discredit this exceptional national functionary. It was previously a front page splash that she was facing arrest. A particular problem here is that the media, at present, has the facility of publishing sensational stories about anybody without first having afforded that person any opportunity of refuting and/or commenting. When the story later turns to be without substance, the damage is irretrievable. This needs to be urgently fixed as a matter of priority in terms of a human rights test.. See ---

  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-16 09:02

    oh well there goes our last hope...ANC @ WORK DOING WHAT'S BEST...REMOVING THE WHISTLEBLOWERS...

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