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Madonsela prepares for showdown with govt

Thuli Madonsela says if govt gets its way, the Nkandla report will be delayed for very long.

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Having set the record straight on the urgency of the Nkandla report, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has three days to prepare to fend off government's attempt to interdict her findings.

The Public Protector's office released the flowchart below as part of its statement, attempting to show that the state is disrupting procedures.

Government claims the document is riddled with security breaches, but Madonsela says delaying it will be an injustice to those affected by the report.

Madonsela is standing firm and says if government gets its way the report will be delayed by much longer than just a few days.

Her spokesperson Kgalalelo Masibi said, "The public protector will clarify in detail why she believes the security cluster's request is unlawful, unconstitutional and violates the independence of her office."

Madonsela says giving the security cluster exclusive and extended possession of the report will not be in the public interest.

The Nkandla homestead

She's once again stressed it was not her decision to have the report voted and she was only agreeing to a request from government.

The interdict hearing will be held on Friday.

To view the Public Protector's statement, click here.

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