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Report showing Minister’s Nkandla errors out soon - Madonsela

Report showing Minister’s Nkandla errors out soon - Madonsela

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has reportedly confirmed that her office would soon be releasing a detailed document outlining the flaws contained in Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's Nkandla report.

According to The Times, Madonsela reaffirmed a previous statement that Nhleko's report, which last month cleared President Jacob Zuma of paying back a portion of the R246-million spent on security upgrades at his private home, was fundamentally flawed and that he could not have been expected to table an accurate report at the President’s behest.

“I had no doubt that the minister did the best he could, so I do not want to question his motives. My approach was to look at the report and I found that it had many, many weaknesses,” Madonsela said.

She also rejected allegations made by the Democratic Alliance (DA) that her office was asked to    investigate the sudden departure of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, saying that even if the request is made, it would first have to be determined.

“Even if we have jurisdiction we are the most suitable institution to investigate the matter, and to look at the court process and see whether or not we would not be staring a parallel process,” Madonsela said, adding that still has faith in the country’s justice system.