Madonsela mum on Absa report


Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has rubbished President Jacob Zumas complaint about the release of an audio recording of the discussion she had with him during her State of Capture investigation. PICTURED: Thuli Madonsela

CAPE TOWN - Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela refuses to say whether her report into alleged apartheid-era looting was changed by her successor.

Madonsela was addressing the Cape Town Press Club on her seven years in office and the numerous investigations she presided over.

The provisional report by new Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane into a bailout for Bankorp by the Reserve Bank was leaked last week.

Bankorp was bought by Absa in 1992. Absa may have to repay R2,25-billion.

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Madonsela started the investigation in 2011.

She’d completed her draft report before her term of office ended.

“When I left, we had concluded the provisional report. It was really just an administrative error that prevented me from signing that report," said Madonsela.

"History will tell the truth about what I concluded and what is now on the table.”