PUBLIC PROTECTOR RESPONDS TO DA REQUEST FOR E-TOLL PROBE

Jack Bloom MPL

DA Gauteng Caucus Leader

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has responded to my request for an investigation into the Gauteng e-toll contracts, including a possible link with arms deal corruption.

In a letter that was e-mailed to me this morning she says: “The matter you have raised will be assessed to establish jurisdiction and merit among other things. As soon as this process is complete, I will revert to you and advise you accordingly.”

I am encouraged by this response and hope that she has the resources to probe this matter if it goes ahead.

Like the arms deal, questions about possible corruption in the e-toll contracts will not go away until there is a credible investigation.

Speculation that something is being hidden has increased with the unexplained resignation of SANRAL CEO Nazir Alli.

The truth needs to come out.

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