Protector may subpoena Cabinet

2011-09-12 22:23

Cape Town - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had not received a reply from the Cabinet by Monday afternoon on her reports on the lease of two office buildings for the police.

"If we don't get an answer and it's clear they do not want to co-operate, then we will subpoena," Madonsela told the Cape Town Press Club on Monday.

"That is the power we have been given. It is similar to a court of law."

Cabinet was given 60 days to respond to Madonsela's second report in July, which examined a R1.1bn agreement to lease Transnet Tower in Durban.

Madonsela found that the department of public works had diverted from tender processes.

The first report, released in February, was the outcome of an investigation into the leasing of the Middestad building in Pretoria for R500m.

It found that the leased agreements were not at market rate, and that businessman Roux Shabangu allegedly pressurised officials to conclude the deal.

Madonsela called on President Jacob Zuma to take action against Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde, Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele and senior officials involved in the deal.

Madonsela said Cabinet had only one deadline, Wednesday.

"That is the deadline for the minister of public works to present her case to the Cabinet. I do not want to prejudge that. Until I have heard from the Cabinet secretary I am not in position to say more."

  • Martin du Plessis - 2011-09-12 22:42

    You go Thuli! Show the ANC that South Africa won't just roll over for them!

      tryanything - 2011-09-13 01:46

      Yup We like Thuli Too bad RSA is already on its back.Needs a helping hand to get up...

      Pencilgraffiti - 2011-09-13 07:30

      I really can't believe that in an election year when corruption is at the forefront of the country's worries, the President directly ignores the Public Protector. The President waited to hear from Cele & Nkabinde... If they didn't respond within the allotted time then the President should have taken steps regardless of their opinion or defences. Now i hope Madonsela takes Nkabinde, Cele & THE PRESIDENT to court and holds ALL of them responsible. The President is suppose to be an example - At the moment he is an example of a coward and a criminal. How this man worked his way up in the ANC next to its greats is unthinkable

      scipio - 2011-09-20 18:20

      yes girl. show the south africans enough is enough. get these crooked bastards in court and nail em. let the world see what goes on here.

  • PinkAndProud - 2011-09-12 22:43

    You go girl! Madonsela for president!

      Just Greg - 2011-09-13 07:20

      I just hope this remarkable woman stays safe and becomes more involved in helping turn the Country around. Props to Ms. Madonsela she is a credit to her position and beliefs, how refreshing to read about an honest Govt official.

  • JohnPicarra - 2011-09-12 22:52

    Thuli Madonsela does not understand: SA is a play play democracy. It is ruled by the anc comrades tsotsis. She is to pretend to be a Public Prosecuter. Really she is to protect the comatsotsis while they steal the Peoples Money.

      Walter - 2011-09-13 07:20

      She certainly does understand and will not bow to the ANC and political pressures! Good on her.......... she needs the courts and the public in general to support and to stand by her.

      Daemos1 - 2011-09-13 11:34

      you're not allowed to give yourself a bells before 12 John. sies

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-09-12 23:03

    Go for it Thuli! Stop the corruption!

      Amsterdammer - 2011-09-13 06:59

      CUT THE HEAD OFF... it is the ONLY way to STOP THE ROT!!!

  • frankm - 2011-09-12 23:07

    Thuli you have no chance, you carry on pushing and you will vanish from the scene

      sipholess - 2011-09-13 06:04

      Spot on frankh, people dont like but that's what will happen. All these ANC parasites are above the law.

      Just Greg - 2011-09-13 07:27

      How sad it must be Frank & Sipholess, I immediately thought the same when reading today's article, I pray for this woman's safety. I hope that More like her come out of the woodwork and be a part of rebuilding a proper Government for ALL South Africans...

      the kid! - 2011-09-13 10:33

      I agree with you, They won't let anyone spoil their party. She will be removed soon. There is no place in this Government for someone doing their job. She makes the rest of them look bad, they will not allow "these productive tendencies"

  • ntuthuko.mzinyane - 2011-09-12 23:28

    Now there's someone who deserves the respect of all South Africans...... #Thuli Madonsela, I salute you!!!

      Totman - 2011-09-12 23:35

      Agree!!! You definitely not playing with this girl. She will sort a person out quickly.

      WhiteEagle - 2011-09-12 23:41

      You right, THIS LADY ROCKS!

      Tracer - 2011-09-13 06:56

      totally agree!!!

      the kid! - 2011-09-13 10:34

      I AGREE!!!!

  • Bill - 2011-09-12 23:39

    Thuli Madonsela we are behind you all the way...go girl go..!

  • Martin - 2011-09-13 01:38

    She must subpoena the cabinet. That is assuming that their remains any respect for the rule of law at the highest level. If not we back to 'law of the jungle'.

  • Mandla - 2011-09-13 03:26

    Who is Thuli Madonsela by the way,i posted question for her to anwser up to now nothing is coming up.Please Thuli anwser,i posted questions for your attention via news24.

      allan.clean - 2011-09-13 05:46

      @ Mandla, Well I can see what your thinking is. I posted ten questions to This Guy called Jacob Zuma about Birth Control. Who is he by the way? He has never answered me on such an important question. And also he does not realise how important I am. Just as you are important.

      Etienne Labuschagne - 2011-09-13 06:11

      Are you for real?

      Tracer - 2011-09-13 06:57

      lol...eish we're doomed.

      Harry1 - 2011-09-13 07:35

      @ Mandla, You must be the biggest joker around here. Wake up, pal!

      the kid! - 2011-09-13 10:35

      @ Allan: well said!

      Tolerant - 2011-09-13 11:13

      Ha Ha, is it 1 April?

  • middelvinger - 2011-09-13 05:59

    What a hopeless circus this country became under ANC rule. The Cabinet needs to be taken to court to force them to do their jobs. A court case costing millions is necessary to determine that a song inciting people to kill is barbaric. We drink acid and piss for water and the incompetent fools responsible for it wants to destroy our food production by taking land and giving it to other incompetent fools

  • Carl - 2011-09-13 06:51

    Its a one party state, they can do what they like you poor deluded fools...

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-09-13 07:09

    I bet Thuli is not welcome in the ANC! jacob still travels,Cele is indeed corrupt & Nkabinde arrogant,border-line stupid

  • mokgosi - 2011-09-13 07:26

    Thuli madonsela for president

  • umlaut - 2011-09-13 07:27

    Ha Ha --this I want to see--the anc is going to shrug this off as to show they are in power and above the law--and which policeman is going to do this subpoena job (and lose his job)??? She will have to hire a security company for this.

  • stephen scott - 2011-09-13 07:28

    We ain't got a government anymore , we got a gang, you can't subpoena a gang.

      Harry1 - 2011-09-13 07:36

      ...but you can arrest them and take 'em to court.

  • JCWR56 - 2011-09-13 07:40

    Thuli - go for it, you have the balls the rest of the ANC lost. but we do need you for President next year, just please be careful. and have a Bells.

      stephen scott - 2011-09-13 08:14

      the only person with balls in this government is a woman,

  • JCWR56 - 2011-09-13 07:48

    can you imagine the strides this country would make if we had real dedicated people like Madonsela in ministerial posts and as pres? SA would be unstoppable. we'd have accountability, with that corruption would disappear, ANCYL would something to look up to, to aspire to. in a very short space of time as the government delivers on housing, job opportunities would increase, consequently crime would start to reduce properly - not like the cockamamy stats they put out last week. i reckon within 10 years, we'd be rocking as a united, non-racist, successful developing nation.

  • derkus - 2011-09-13 07:50

    Jacob Zuma's motto is "FOLLOW ME I AM RIGHT BEHIND YOU"

  • Douglas Hendry - 2011-09-13 08:07

    I wonder when she will get a promotion, and a sideways move, out of her post as Public Protector? Perhaps a nice ambassadorial position somewhere.

  • Badballie - 2011-09-13 09:38

    What did you expect, the ANC writes the law as they go along, time for all South Africans to realize that in this country the only law and justice comes out of the barrel of a gun.

  • AndV - 2011-09-13 10:09

    Jacob has to protect these mugger-trash because they have too much on him.

  • Daemos1 - 2011-09-13 11:33

    Get them Thuli! Get the bastards!

  • JadedJay - 2011-09-13 11:50

    Please make this women president!!!!She has more balls, and integrity than the whole of the ANC and youth league, as well as the DA, PAC and whoever else, put together!

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      Vincent - 2011-09-20 18:04

      haibo wena, go sell your ware's somewhere else.

  • sam malindi - 2011-09-14 07:49

    No one is above law,pay-back time.Zuma Mr President take action.

  • Vincent - 2011-09-20 17:49

    I really like this woman alot. We need more people like her in government. Please cant we make her president?

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