A constitutional law expert says clarity needed on the extent of the powers of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.
JOHANNESBURG - Former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, confirmed that she was informed that SARS was investigating tax liability, on the president&39;s Nkandla fringe benefit.
Madonsela also said she hasn’t read Jacques Pauw’s, ‘The President’s Keepers’, but says it again confirms the need for a state capture investigation.
“It was drawn to my attention that Sars was examining the tax requirements because that’s normal that president had his estate.. And that becomes a benefit so its normal that that would be assessed and pay tax on that.
I also want to say something that Pauw said in his book that I haven’t read... If he’s saying what he’s saying, that what we found was a tip of the iceberg, that’s what the report says. That’s the basis on which I requested a commission of inquiry. The basis on which I explained to the president that the PP with its limited resources cannot tackle this matter because we have found that there’s a lot that is going on or evidence of state capture and a need for a commission or a bigger investigation,” said Madonsela.