We did nothing wrong, says DA over Molefe probe revelation
The DA has fallen foul of Mkhwebane for revealing on Monday that her office has agreed to investigate their complaint of an abuse of public funds by Eskom.
CAPE TOWN – The Public Protector’s office says that it is concerned that an investigation into Brian Molefe’s R30 million pension payout will be compromised by public knowledge that it’s investigating the matter.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has fallen foul of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane for revealing on Monday that her office has agreed to investigate their complaint of an abuse of public funds by Eskom.
But the DA says it does not believe it did anything wrong.
On Monday, the DA disseminated a letter from the Public Protector’s office confirming a senior investigator would probe the matter along with similar complaints from the Freedom Front Plus and the South African National Civic Organisation.
The DA’s Natasha Mazzone said: “This is not the first time we’ve let the media know that they’ve agreed to investigate something.”
The Public Protector's spokesperson Cleopatra Mosana said: “In terms of cooperation, this creates difficulty in getting people to cooperate.”
Mosana says that the office will expect that any feedback on the investigation, which has been promised within six weeks, will remain under wraps under the probe is finalised.