Report: Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane lays charges against Madonsela

According to the report, Busisiwe Mkhwebane believes Thuli Madonsela was in contravention of the Public Protector’s Act.


The Sunday Times reported over the weekend that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane  laid criminal charges against predecessor Thuli Madonsela.

The charge relates to Madonsela distributing a recording of President Jacob Zuma’s interview during her state capture investigation.

Madonsela admitted that she leaked the recording, but said she had no regrets. The audio contradicted claims from the President that he did not have the opportunity to “tell his side of the story” regarding the state capture allegations.

Reports suggest Mkhwebane laid the charged after Zuma complained. She says the leaking of the recording was in contravention of the Public Protector’s Act.

According to EWN, The Act states that no contents of any document in an investigation should be disclosed, unless the Public Protector determines otherwise.

Update: Mkhwebane has since denied the claims by the Sunday Times.