Madonsela slams call to broaden terms of reference

Former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela shared her views on the current debates about the terms of reference for the state of capture commission of inquiry.

This followed calls by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane for the terms of reference of the commission of inquiry into state capture to be broadened.

Madonsela says her comments are based on the fact that she is the author of the state capture report and as a professor of law she "has an idea on how to interpret a judgment".

The terms of reference for the commission are already in the report, so whoever designs the terms of reference will be summarising what's in the report.

Advocate Thuli Madonsela, Former Public Protector

The purpose of the commission will be to conclude the investigation of the Public Protector which was not finalised due to time constraints.

Advocate Thuli Madonsela, Former Public Protector

Regarding powers and functions, the report specifies that the commission should have powers that are not less than those of the Public Protector.

Advocate Thuli Madonsela, Former Public Protector

Read: State Capture inquiry could be 'never-ending' if broadened - Karima Brown

Finally, the outcome of the commission is the report that would be reviewed by the President who will then advise Parliament of the implementation.

Advocate Thuli Madonsela, Former Public Protector

To hear more of Adv Thuli Madonsela's comments on the terms of reference for the state capture commission, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Madonsela slams call to broaden terms of reference


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