Madonsela questions Public Protector for closing Gupta Waterkloof case

Madonsela questions Public Protector for closing Gupta Waterkloof case

Ex-Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has weighed in on the work of her successor, questioning her decision to close the investigation into the Gupta family's controversial aeroplane landing at Waterkloof Air Force Base.

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Thuli Madonsela has dubbed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's decision to close the investigation into the Gupta's Waterkloof landing a mystery.

Madonsela told Business Day that she had reached out to Mkwebane's office after claims that there was no investigation into the matter.

The former public protector claims that the investigation had been completed and that all Mkhwebane had to do was issue a report.

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Mkhwebane claims that the investigation had been halted because new developments had 'overtaken' the need for it to be wrapped up.

The current Public Protector explained that the case against Lieutenant Colonel Christine Anderson, who claimed to have been made a scapegoat in the matter, had been dropped and this had meant that a report on the matter would have been pointless.

This is in direct contradiction to Madonsela's claim that the matter had been investigated and a report was to be expected.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the two have been clashing over the matter concerning Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, with Madonsela blasting Mkhwebane for prematurely issuing a notice.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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