Cabinet complies with subpoena issued by Madonsela

Minister Jeff Radebe says the subpoena is linked to Madonsela’s probe into allegations of state capture.

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela briefs the media on the outcome of the Nkandla matter in the Con Court. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Cabinet is complying with a subpoena issued by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela for information relating to Cabinet ministers.

Minister Jeff Radebe says the subpoena is linked to Madonsela's probe into allegations of state capture.

Madonsela's indicated that she would like to issue a report on the matter before she leaves office when her term expires in the middle of next month.

Radebe says Cabinet Secretary, Cassius Lubisi, was subpoenaed to provide Madonsela with ministers' declarations of interest for the period from November to April this year.

He says she also wanted Cabinet minutes related to the appointment of acting ministers standing in for cabinet colleagues who were out of the country, for the same period.

"Cabinet agreed to provide the Public Protector with those declarations. However, since the President of South Africa appoints ministers and deputy ministers under Section 91 and 98 of the Constitution, such matters do not come before Cabinet, and therefore records are not minuted as Cabinet decisions."