How Thuli Madonsela allegedly helped Jacob Zuma’s rise to the highest


Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has been the thorn in Jacob Zuma’s facet for fairly a while now. Throughout her time in workplace, she compiled the damning studies into state seize and Nkandla which successfully obliterated Msholozi’s status.

But, in accordance with a report within the Sunday Times, issues weren’t at all times so frosty between the pair. The publication particulars that SACP Deputy Common Secretary Solly Mapaila is subsequent up on the state seize inquiry, and it will appear he has a considerable amount of tea to spill.

Thuli Madonsela mentioned to have “suggested” Jacob Zuma

Mapaila is allegedly able to carry the lid on the so-called “engine room” he was part of, which was shaped to assist put together Jacob Zuma for the presidency shortly after he secured the ANC management nomination on the 2007 Polokwane convention.

The group was made up of political professionals and strategic consultants, who shared their recommendation on coverage path and the ANC’s mandate. Madonsela was apparently one of many kingpins of the operation, however with this being Jacob Zuma, issues didn’t precisely go to plan.

Issues went south

It wasn’t lengthy earlier than members of the engine room have been gazumped by the person who could be president. In line with Mapaila, JZ ignored sure directives from the think-tank: Towards their suggestions, Zuma refused to merge the Nationwide Planning Fee with the Division of Efficiency Monitoring and Analysis.

“By the point our workforce was established, President Jacob Zuma had established this workforce in secret with out informing alliance management they usually had already finished some work.”

“Once we go to the fee we’ll illustrate our viewpoint that that is how seize occurred even earlier than Zuma grew to become president. Policymaking shifted from the ANC to an unknown secret system.”

Solly Mapaila

It’s price noting that no-one concerned with the group – together with Madonsela – is accused of any involvement with the corruption that came to characterise Zuma’s time at the top. The SACP consultant is, nonetheless, aiming to show that the son of KZN had a penchant for utilizing exterior officers to do authorities work.

Mapaila takes to the stand on Monday morning.