Parliament receives Tlakula report

The Public Protector has submitted her report on Pansy Tlakula’s alleged improper activities.

FILE: IEC's Chief Electoral Officer Pansy Tlakula. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN - Parliament has received Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on her probe into alleged maladministration and corruption involving IEC Chairwoman Pansy Tlakula.

ANC Chief Whip Stone Sizani's spokesman Moloto Mothapo says Madonsela's report has been sent to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Max Sisulu, who will refer it to a committee for consideration and a decision.

The committee will then report back to the National Assembly and recommend a course of action.

Madonsela's finding that Tlakula's conduct was "grossly irregular" sparked calls for action against her from opposition parties.

Madonsela found irregularities in Tlakula's handling of a lease for the IEC's new headquarters.

Sizani has appealed to parties not to pre-empt the process saying that they should stop commenting on IEC Chairwoman Pansy Tlakula until the matter's come before parliament.

"We call upon those political parties to desist from making such adverse and irresponsible statements on a matter that is part of parliament and still going to be confronted."

Mothapo says the parties will be represented on the committee that deals with the matter.

"The committee will then have to deliberate on the issues as it is their decision whether they need to further interview the advocate Pansy Tlakula or to interview the public protector or any other person that might have been listed."