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Mbete displeased with Madonsela’s media briefing

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Shopprice S.Africa

The Office of the Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete, has confirmed that there has been a number of letters between it and the office the Public Protector.

Mbete’s office said this in response to the Public Protector’s media briefing. Madonsela addressed the media in Pretoria on Monday.

Mbete’s office has described as unfortunate the fact that Madonsela did not use the platforms Parliament specifically provides for chapter nine institutions, and instead updated the Speaker through the media.

The ANC rejected a call for her to appear before the Nkandla Ad hoc Committee.  Madonsela says that the Nkandla matter has not been handled according to the constitution.

She also acknowledged that there has been animosity between her office and the Presidency. Madonsela says despite the animosity, there must be discussions on the Nkandla matter.

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