Thuli Madonsela urges Mkhwebane to release the Gupta Waterkloof report

Thuli Madonsela urges Mkhwebane to release the Gupta Waterkloof report

- Thuli Madonsela has urged the Public Protector to release the report on the Guptas' 2013 landing at Waterkloof Air Force Base

- Madonsela says the report should be handed over to the Zondo Commission

- Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's office says that she will do so

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Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has called for the report concerning the Gupta landing at Waterkloof Air Force Base to be released.

Madonsela and her successor, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, have argued publicly over the report.

Madonsela alleged that the report was completed and that Mkhwebane just needed to publish it.

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Madonsela says that the report contains extensive evidence gathered by investigators, as well as letters and other documents. She has urged Mkhwebane to release it to the Zondo Commission on inquiry into state capture, according to Eyewitness News. 

"Let the institution release the full record of what was investigated to the state capture commission," Madonsela said.

Additionally, Madonsela maintains that it was incorrect for Mkhwebane to say she restricted her investigation to only one complainant.

The report relates to the 2013 incident in which the Gupta family landed a private plane carrying their guests at Waterkloof Air Force Base, a national keypoint -  allegedly with the permission of then-president Jacob Zuma. Zuma, however, denied any involvement.

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A spokesperson for the office of the Public Protector has since confirmed that the Zondo Commission has requested the report.

The spokesperson added that Mkhwebane intended to comply with the request, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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