SJC and ISS Call for Urgent Investigation of Public Protector’s Findings and Alleged Police Misconduct

Reports in yesterday’s press have indicated that the South African Police Service (SAPS) has issued a warrant of arrest for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, on charges of corruption and fraud. The allegations regard events in 2008, when she worked at the South African Law Reform Council (SALRC). Madonsela has denied the allegations.

The warrant of arrest comes at a time when the Pubic Protector was finalising her second report, the first of which implicated SAPS National Commissioner Bheki Cele and Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde in engaging in unlawful, improper conduct that violates South Africa’s laws and Constitution relating to procurement, tenders and leasing of premises for the police worth R500 million.