Parties call for full probe into Madonsela death threats

The DA says they will seek an urgent update on the police investigations.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Political parties are calling for a thorough investigation into claims of a plot to kill Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Madonsela's office has confirmed she received a text message last month informing her that a Cape Town gang boss has been paid to organise the hit.

The office says the message from an informant, said her murder would be made to seem like she died of natural causes, and not in a car accident as reported by the Sunday Times.

Madonsela is apparently living in fear after receiving a tip off that a prominent Western Cape gang boss has been paid R740,000 to orchestrate her murder.

She has reported the matter to the VIP protection unit.

Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament Zakhele Mbhele says they will seek an urgent update on the police investigations.

"She has been fearless in implementing her mandate which led to political embarrassment for President Jacob Zuma and we believe we should take this seriously."

Congress of the People's Dennis Bloem says the threats can't be taken lightly.

"We must go into the streets of this country and protest and say it will never happen that anybody standing up against this corruption must be threatened with their life."