Police case opened over Madonsela spy claims - report

ANC member Pedron Nndwa says it’s time that the allegations against Madonsela are tested in a court of law.

FILE: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Public Protector is reportedly facing a fresh attack over allegations that she's a spy.

The Sowetan is reporting that a police investigation has been opened at the Sunnyside station into claims that advocate Thuli Madonsela was a spy for the US Central Intelligence Agency.

The accusation was first made by Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Assocation (MKMVA) chairperson Kebby Maphatsoe last year, as supporters of President Jacob Zuma defended him over the Nkandla upgrades.

African National Congress member Pedron Nndwa, who opened the inquiry, says it's time that the allegations against Madonsela be tested in a court of law.

The Public Protector, who is leaving office next month after her seven-year term, is currently concluding an investigation into allegations of state capture by the controversial Gupta family.