Madonsela calls Mkhwebane’s decision to close Waterkloof investigation a ‘mystery’ – report

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The former and current public protectors continue to butt heads, this time over the Gupta family’s controversial aeroplane landing.
Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has continued to weigh in on the work of her successor, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, this time calling into question her office’s decision to close the investigation into the Gupta family’s hugely controversial 2013 aeroplane landing at Waterkloof Air Force Base, according to a report in Business Day.
Madonsela told the publication that the Waterkloof investigation had been completed and that all that remained was for Mkhwebane to issue a report.
The former public protector said she reached out to the office after Mkhwebane reportedly incorrectly claimed that there was no public protector investigation into the matter, adding that her office went on to then close the investigation.
The reasons for this, according to Madonsela, are a “mystery”.

Mkhwebane, meanwhile, told Business Day that the investigation was halted because new events had “overtaken” the need for it to be concluded.
The investigation centred around accusations by Lieutenant Colonel Christine Anderson that she had been made a scapegoat in the matter following the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster investigation into the incident.
Mkwhebane said that this investigation led to a military inquiry into Anderson’s role in granting clearance for the landing, but that this inquiry had since been dropped and the case against her had been withdrawn, meaning a report on the matter would have served no purpose.
More at: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/investigation/2141759/madonsela-calls-mkhwebanes-decision-to-close-waterkloof-investigation-a-mystery-report
 

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Not a mystery, if you read between the lines: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/mkhwebane-clarifies-decision-to-scrap-gupta-landing-probe-20190612
David Maynier, now the Finance MEC in the Western Cape.

On Tuesday, Maynier told News24 that he had received a closing letter from Mkhwebane, which indicated that the communication was highly confidential, and he could be prosecuted for revealing information in the letter.

"The document I received was a confidential document, in other words what happened was that the investigation was closed but the fact that it closed was confidential.

"[An] issue that needs to be looked at is the practice of closing investigations but keeping the fact of that secret. There is now a question of other investigations that have been closed and not been made public," he said.
 

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This current so called public protector leaves a lot to be desired, to be frank
 

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Thank you Thuli.

FU dirty Zupta mattress Busisiwe

MADONSELA WANTS 'FULL RECORD' OF GUPTAS' WATERKLOOF LANDING PROBE RELEASED

Thuli Madonsela and her successor, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, have been involved in a public spat over why a report into the matter was never released.

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she wants the report into the landing of an aircraft by the Gupta family at Air Force Base Waterkloof to be released to the Zondo commission of inquiry.

She said her successor, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, was wrong to say she limited her investigation into the Waterkloof matter to one complainant from the South African National Defence Force.

Madonsela and Mkhwebane have been involved in a public spat about why the report was never released.

Madonsela said her investigations were completed and they identified the weaknesses in procedure that allowed the Guptas to land their jet at Waterkloof.

She said all that was left was for Mkhwebane to release the report.

“I’m saying, let the institution release the full record of what was investigated to the state capture commission. Every letter I wrote, every letter that was written by an investigator, all the responses we got and all of the interviews which were recorded and the footage.”

The Public Protector's spokesperson, Oupa Segalwe, said the office had received a request from the commission on Thursday morning for a record of the investigation.

He said the Public Protector would comply.

Eyewitness News revealed in April 2013 that a private aircraft carrying the Guptas' guests had landed at the national key point carrying guest who were to attend a lavish wedding at the Sun City resort in the North West.

Former international relations head of protocol Bruce Koloane claimed he was put under pressure by "number one”, believed to be former President Jacob Zuma, to facilitate the landing.

Zuma denied playing any part in the landing.
 

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Ahahaha, mystery?

The Zupta deployee is just doing her masters' bidding.
 

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Why was the investigation not completed/released during Madonsela's time. There was ample time no?
 

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The only mystery here is why this corrupt and clearly "captured" poor excuse for a human being has not been replaced with a capable person.
 

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Anyone that is still thick enough to believe our current PP is completely impartial and not part of the CC's (Captured Cadres) is a complete and utter moron.
 

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Under pressure ......... dirty Zupta mattress.

MKHWEBANE’S OFFICE TO RELEASE DOCUMENTS RELATED TO WATERKLOOF LANDING

Mkhwebane's spokesperson Oupa Segawlwe says they have received a request from the commission for all information related to the incident and they will comply.

The office of the Public Protector would on Friday release all documentation related to the 2013 Waterkloof landing of the private Gupta jet to the state capture commission of inquiry.

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and her successor Busisiwe Mkhwebane have been publicly blaming one another on why the report was never released.

Mkhwebane's spokesperson Oupa Segalwe said they have received a request from the commission for all information related to the incident and they would comply.

“There has been a letter from the commission requesting the records of this particular investigation. The Public Protector will comply as she has done with other matters like this one.”

Madonsela said once the information was in the public, she would be vindicated.

“And I maintain that we did and if anybody disagrees with me, release the records to the state capture commission; every letter I wrote to anyone, to investigators and all the interviews I had with those involved.”

She said her investigations were completed and they identified the weaknesses in procedure that allowed the Guptas to land their jet at Waterkloof.

She said all that was left was for Mkhwebane to release the report.

Eyewitness News revealed in April 2013 that a private aircraft carrying the Guptas' guests had landed at the national key point carrying guest who were to attend a lavish wedding at the Sun City resort in the North West.
 
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