Media Statement - 19 May 2012

Whilst the mystery regarding the brazen break in and theft of some items including documents pertaining to the complaint by Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale against abuse of authority and state resources by Lt-General Richard Mdluli,it is hereby confirmed the Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela has now been formally asked by Minister Sexwale to investigate possible abuse of authority and state resources by Lt-General Mdluli and or others.

This is in respect of the so-called ground coverage intelligence report in which it was alleged, among others, that five Cabinet Ministers, three Premiers and other persons were involved in a plot to unseat ANC President, Mr Jacob Zuma at the upcoming elective conference of the ANC which is scheduled to be held in Mangaung, Bloemfontein during December 2012.

Minister Sexwale, whose name was mentioned as ostensibly central to the alleged plot, through his lawyers – Mkhabela Huntley Adekeye – has lodged a complaint with the Office of the Public Protector to investigate the matter.The objective of the exercise is to leave no stone unturned in establishing the truth around this saga and more particularly to ensure that the tendency to use state resources to pursue party political positions is stemmed out.


Press Release Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2012