Madonsela clarifies circumstances around crashed car

It was reported Thuli Madonsela was leaving a debt of R750k for repairs to the car her son crashed in 2012.

Advocate Thuli Madonsela. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Advocate Thuli Madonsela has clarified the matter surrounding a state vehicle crashed by her son four years ago has been dealt with by the Auditor General, who concluded that she was not liable for the damages.

Last week, The New Age reported the former Public Protector was leaving behind a debt of R750,000 for the repairs to the car crashed by her son in 2012.

Madonsela says she was not held accountable because she did not give her son permission to drive the car.

"That matter was dealt with by the Auditor General and came to the conclusion that I was not involved. I was sleeping and didn't give instructions for the car to be used."