JOHANNESBURG – The Public Protector has hit out at Deputy Justice Minister, John Jeffery.
Thuli Madonsela says she was never confused about her powers.
That’s after Jeffrey told parliament during the impeachment debate there was doubt about the Public Protector’s powers.
He claimed that even Madonsela was unclear about her authority, saying the president’s failure to implement her recommendations on Nkandla was based on the belief that her remedial action was not binding.
But, Madonsela has taken to Twitter, describing Jeffrey’s views as dishonest.
I've never been confused about powers of @PublicProtector. To suggest otherwise & selectively quote from a repudiated document is dishonest
— Adv Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) April 5, 2016
She says that someone chose to ignore what she’s called “The Inconvenient Truth”.