The African National Congress Women’s League has accused Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to favouring the DA in her investigations and called for her to stop.
On Friday the women’s league issued a statement saying Madonsela was trying to please the DA in selecting the matters she investigates.
The league’s statement followed fresh attacks on Madonsela this week, when an ANC member opened an inquiry with the police, alleging she was a CIA spy.
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“In her draft report, the PP found that the inclusion of DA leader and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s special advisers — Ryan Coetzee and Gavin Davis — on the tender bid evaluation committee was unlawful and in violation of the Constitution but she quickly retracted on that after DA has objected her report,” read the statement.
Describing the DA as supporters, the league said it would be unfortunate for the public protector’s office to “to be part of agenda to advance of narrow political opportunism by DA supporters”.
The public protector’s office is due to release its report on state capture soon, and the league said any assessment of state capture that did not include white monopoly capital was an advancement of white supremacy.
Madonsela’s office has previously denied showing any favouritism towards the DA, saying cases were investigated on their merits and the office did not investigate all complaints it received.
Madonsela said she was disappointed that the organs of state that were meant to protect her office had not had come to her defence when she was attacked.