Presidency ‘outraged’ by use of Zuma’s name in public protector remuneration issues
TMG Digital | 2017-02-04 13:02:53.0
President Jacob Zuma. File photo
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Presidency ‘outraged’ by use of Zuma’s name in public protector remuneration issues.
The Presidency says it is is outraged by utterances by the former Public Protector‚ Adv Thuli Madonsela‚ on eNCA that she is being “targeted” by President Jacob Zuma on reported deductions from her gratuity at her former place of employment‚ the Office of the Public Protector.
According to section 2(2) of the Public Protector Act‚ the remuneration and conditions of service of the Public Protector are determined by Parliament‚ the Presidency said in a statement on Saturday.
“The President does not play any role when it comes to salary and conditions of service of the Public Protector. It is unfortunate that Adv. Madonsela decided to use the President’s name in matters which do not involve him.
“The abuse of the name of the President in such a matter is preposterous and disappointing.
“The Presidency urges Adv Madonsela to refrain from such conduct‚” the statement read.
Madonsela said in an interview with eNCA she believed Zuma may be gunning for her‚ after R470‚000 was deducted from her pension.