ANC plans to discredit Madonsela - Reports
The ANC is reportedly planning to tell MPs to ignore Thuli Madonsela's Nkandla report.
JOHANNESBURG - The ANC is reportedly planning to tell Members Parliament (MP) to ignore Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's Nkandla report if the findings against President Jacob Zuma are negative.
Madonsela has been investigating allegations of improper conduct and maladministration relating to security installations and upgrades at Zuma's KwaZulu-Natal home, amounting to R208 million. Picture: EWN.
The City Press newspaper says the ruling party plans to tell its MPs to discredit Madonsela.
Quoting unnamed senior ANC sources, the City Press reports that Madonsela's credibility will come under attack if her findings are against Zuma.
The sources told the newspaper that the ANC's view of the upgrades at the president's private home are centered on a security cluster report released last year. Picture: City Press.
Picture: City Press.
That report exonerates Zuma of any wrong doing.
The ANC is also reportedly planning to accuse Madonsela of attempting to influence the outcome of the elections by releasing the report less than two months before the 7 May polls.
Her office confirmed she met with everyone implicated in her report to solicit their comments and is ready to make her findings public.
It's also understood Madonsela consulted with a task team from the ministerial security cluster to ensure her report did not compromise the president's security before it is released publicly.