Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and her successor, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane have been embroiled in a public spat over the release of a report regarding the landing of a Gupta family aircraft at Waterkloof Air Force Base to the Zondo commission of inquiry.
Madonsela says the report should be released to the commission and that Mkhwebane’s claim that she limited her investigation to a single complaint from the South African National Defence Force is incorrect.
EWN reported that the investigation was completed and the procedural weakness was identified, allowing the Guptas to land their jet at Waterkloof.
Madonsela says the only thing Mkhwebane needed to do was release the report.
The full report contains all the letters written by her and by the investigator, the responses that were received and footage of the interviews.
The Public Protector’s spokesperson, Oupa Segalwe said the Public Protector will comply with the request received from the commission on Thursday for the record of the investigation.
In April 2013 EWN reported on the Gupta’s private aircraft which had landed at Waterkloof base carrying guests destined for a wedding at Sun City resort in the North West.
Former international relations head of protocol, Bruce Koloane claimed to have been advised by former president Jacob Zuma to allow the landing, yet Zuma denied his involvement.