The former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela gave South Africa a resounding State Capture report that implicated so many top politicians.

Eskom’s former board chairman‚ Ben Ngubane‚ says the State of Capture report produced by advocate Thuli Madonsela was a hatchet job “funded” by former finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

He said this in an interview he granted to Gupta-owned television news channel ANN7 on Tuesday.

“Pravin Gordhan paid Thuli Madonsela five million to fast track the release of the public protector’s report on state capture‚” he claimed.

Ngubane‚ in the television interview‚ accused Gordhan of giving the former public protector additional funding to “hurry up” the state of capture report which he described as a “hatchet job“.

“Pravin Gordhan‚ when he was minister of finance‚ gave funding to the Public Protector to hurry up the state capture report. it was in the dying days of Thuli Madonsela’s contract as a public protector. That is why we were not even given a chance or a hearing. Our documents we submitted were never studied. That’s why the report was hastily produced‚ without findings‚ mind you‚ but only remedial action requiring a judicial commission‚” said Ngubane.

He urged the former finance minister to explain why he “gave money to hurry up the state of capture report” which he described as inadequate‚ unfair and had left Molefe “absolutely demoralised“.