Articles containing the tag ‘Public Protector
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Mixed Reactions as Molefe Throws in the towel.

The spokesperson for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Livhuwani Mammburu says, “We have noted with serious concern the untimely resignation of Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. There’s no doubt that Eskom was... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Friday, May 29th, 2015

Madonsela Sticks to Her Guns and Attacks Nhleko’s Report

The Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela has lashed out at the report made by the Minister of Police, Mr Nkosinathi Nhleko regarding the upgrades that were made to the residence of the President of the Republic of... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Justice Portfolio Committee Meeting Turns into a “Circus” as Madonsela Presents Her Report

What started off as a meeting to allow the Public Protector’s Office to propose to the Justice Portfolio Committee why it required an expanded budget in order to finance its operations degenerated into wh... Read more »
By Chelsea-Summer Lodewyk On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Court Orders Immediate Suspension of SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng

The Western Cape High Court has decided to suspend the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) Chief Operating Officer (COO), Hlaudi Motsoening immediately for a period of 60 days. The judgement s... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Saturday, March 21st, 2015

At Least R52.9m was Spent on Non-security Upgrades at Zuma’s Nkandla Home

According to the opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma is liable to pay an amount which is at least R52.9 million in compensating the state for the money that was ... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Zuma Insists He Did Not Take a Penny of State Coffers

President Jacob Zuma came out of his corner fighting mad when he took to the stand to respond to parliamentarian questions during his question and answer session on Wednesday in Cape Town. President Zuma said t... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Friday, October 10th, 2014

Nkandla: Two KZN Bodies Offer to Pay On Zuma’s Behalf

It appears that the drama concerned with the Nkandla report is here to stay. This emerged on Thursday when it was shown that the Ad hoc Committee on the Nkandla saga received a number of letters informing it of... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Nkandla Saga: Junior Officers Take The Fall For The President

It emerged over the weekend that there were some members of the ruling party who were willing to go to any extent to defend their leader from the perceived attack by forces from outside the party. Nomvula Makon... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Maphatsoe Apologises to Madonsela for His CIA Comments

The deputy minister of defence, Kebby Maphatsoe, has apologised for the statement he made on Saturday. It was reported during the weekend that, while speaking at a tombstone unveiling for a fellow war veteran, ... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe Says Thuli Madonsela is a CIA Operative

The Deputy Minister of Defence, Kebby Maphatsoe, who is also a military veteran, has accused the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela of being a CIA operative and has said that she must tell the ruling party w... Read more »