Cabinet to provide Public Protector with minister’s declaration of interest
Jeff Radebe says the subpoena is linked to Thuli Madonsela’s investigation into allegations of state capture.
CAPE TOWN - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has subpoenaed the Secretary to Cabinet to provide her with ministers' declarations of interest for the period from November last year to April this year.
The subpoena also asks for Cabinet minutes over the same period that related to the appointment of ministers to act for cabinet colleagues while they're abroad.
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says Cabinet has agreed to comply with the request as far as possible. He was briefing journalists at Parliament on yesterday's Cabinet meeting at Parliament.
Minister Radebe says the subpoena is linked to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's investigation into allegations of state capture.
"We received a report that she had subpoenaed this information, which we are complying with."
Radebe says Cabinet will provide information on ministers' declarations of interests but cannot help with the information she needs about the appointment of acting ministers.
"That is a decision of the President, in terms of the Constitution - it does not arise from Cabinet, so there are no minutes of Cabinet that record the acting ministers."
Madonsela has told Eyewitness News she'd like to complete the investigation before she leaves office when her term expires in October.