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Madonsela gets funding boost to probe Guptas and state capture

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Thuli Madonsela (Lerato Maduna, Netwerk24)
Thuli Madonsela (Lerato Maduna, Netwerk24)

Cape Town – Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s pending probe into allegations of state capture – which includes allegations against the Guptas – has received a R1.5m funding commitment from National Treasury.

Madonsela’s spokesperson Oupa Segalwe told Fin24 on Thursday that Treasury – which granted the office half of its requested R3m – can’t fund the office directly.

“There’d be processes to be followed and eventually the funds will come through the Department of Justice as does our annual budget,” he said, clarifying reports that suggest this funding is abnormal.

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