Citizen Reporter
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13 Feb 2017
3:33 pm

Public protector responds to Madonsela’s offer to pay back the money

Citizen Reporter

The public protector's office has finally responded to Thuli Madonsela's statement that she would pay R470k for damages to a state vehicle caused by her son two years ago.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane and Thuli Madonsela.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane said she was considering a legal opinion on a case where Madonsela was expected to pay hundreds of thousands from her own pocket after several investigations into the crashing of a state vehicle by Madonsela’s son.

Though Madonsela previously disputed being responsible for the damages to the car, saying she did not give her son permission to drive it, she has now offered to pay the full damages and reimburse the public protector’s office for using another car for a month.

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Mkhwebane said she had noted the content of the letter and would write back to Madonsela to acknowledge it.

“[Mkhwebane] still awaits the legal opinion from the state attorney for future reference,” her office said.

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