#EFF Condemns the attacks on the Public Protector; Hand OFF Thuli Madonsela!
03 December, 2013
Economic Freedom Fighters condemns the Zuma apologists (ANCYL and SACP) for the quick insinuation that the Nkandla report is leaked by the Public Protector. In as much as the leaking of reports should be avoided it is simplistic and irresponsible to immediately insinuate that the Public Protector is the first suspect.
If the office of the Public Protector gives courtesy and prerogative to affected parties to peruse her findings and recommendations on contents she will be publishing anyway, it is unlikely that it benefits her to leak the report. The most likely parties to leak the report in the case of Nkandla is the Security Cluster as it benefits them in order to discredit the work of the Public Protector since it does not favour the President they so much fought to protect.
They would only leak the report because they could not stop it from being published, thus providing grounds to discredit the Public Protector and politicise a simple case of corruption and nepotism; crimes Zuma is committing against the people.
The apologists' calls for investigations are also trying to posit Zuma as the "innocent poor victim", which is consistent with how the man has managed to avoid accounting for his actions and answering to serious allegations of corruption in the past.