Was Thuli right to go public?
Moloko via SMS Brian Molefe is guilty. He would not have resigned if he did nothing wrong. By his resignation he had hoped that the populace would turn against the former public protector. We cannot be fooled any more. Those crocodile tears only served to ridicule him. This is what happens when people get greedy. Manus KwaZulu-Natal He found himself in troubled waters by backing up and being backed by the untouchables of our so-called government and President Jacob Zuma. He is only one culprit of many to come. Money talks, power and greediness are the downfall of many. Molefe Mathebula Gauteng Brian Molefe is a liar. If he is as innocent as he claims, let him show us exactly where this Saxonwold shebeen is. The only conclusion we can draw is that it is located right in the heart of the Gupta compound. Godfrey Ndhlovu North West I don’t believe that his resignation from Eskom is not an admission of guilt. He is just trying to save face. Sometimes, jumping before you are pushed can work for you in your future endeavours. He knows that if he waits until he is asked to resign, it will put a black spot on his CV. Leaving this way gives him the power to tell his future employer that everything else is just rumours. It can’t be proven he lost his job. He is trying to save face. Ben Mokoena Mpumalanga Brian had threatened to take the Public Protector’s report for review. He did not do so because he knows he is guilty. Let him stop taking us for fools. Qaqamba Gauteng I think Molefe got caught up with following instructions from the president. His downfall was the love of power. Now he is the scapegoat for Zuma. He did not learn from Schabir Shaik and associates. Jeremy Peacock Western Cape Guilty as sin. But it’s a pity, because he does a good job. Jackson Mafa Limpopo Methinks this Molefe was/is a principled guy who inadvertently found himself swimming with the piranhas, executing the orders of the No. 1 puppet controlled from Saxonwold. I sincerely sympathise with Brian. SS Ramakgasha Gauteng She was right to go public. As the former public protector, she has no other platform to air her views/response other than going public. As much as the presidency went public, so must be the response. The president wanted to delay the release by court interdicts and failed. Now he deviates by attacking individuals. The presidency must respond to the contents of the report, nothing else. Leonard Sekwati Gauteng Yes, she was right because our president is lying a lot. You can’t get the truth from him. So I say, well done Thuli, you were a true public protector, not an ANC protector. Thank you and thank you again. Moeketsi Gauteng She had no choice but to go public so that people could decide who was lying, between her and the disgraced president who has been lying to the nation since before he became president. We all know that he lied about Khwezi, Nkandla and many more, so how can a sane person like Sis Thuli be expected to trust a habitual lier like Zuma? Nonceba Gincana Gauteng Thuli was right to make the interview public. She was exposing the pathological liar Jacob Zuma who denies everything, including not knowing about security upgrades at his home. Now we know Zuma was lying about the interview. Zindela KwaZulu-Natal Yes, Thuli was 100% right. Consider that she was exiting this office and the fact that JZ had already lied, saying he wasn’t given an opportunity to respond. This transcript clearly proves JZ lied and also vindicates Thuli. Let us not miss the point here: Zuma is beyond an embarrassment. Thabiso Gauteng She was right, ubuntu does not allow a child to say an elderly person is lying. We must not forget, Busisiwe Mkhwebane was always a puppet of Zuma and the arrogant ANC and Gwede Mantashe. South Africa, wait for 2019 and see the ANC go down. Mogolodi Gaarekwe North West I see nothing wrong with what Thuli did. It is within our right to know what the president said to our beloved former public protector. F Ngcobo Gauteng It was inappropriate for her to have made the interview public because that would be taking it personally since she is no longer the Public Protector. For now she is free to deal with DA matters only. Willy North West There’s nothing Thuli Madonsela has done wrong. She was right to expose Zuma. Nothing should be hidden. We’ve got the right to know, as citizens of this country, as this affects our future. Zuma showed us he’s not interested in this country, he’s only looking after himself and his family. He does not care about the poorest of this country. He should go to hell. Lefu Samson Radebe Gauteng Mam Thuli was right to make the interview public, because Zuma and the ANC are in denial of the truth. Tumelo Lemao Mpumalanga Yes indeed, Thuli Madonsela was right to release the audio interview. The presidency went public that Thuli did not consult him before releasing the state capture report. That made the whole community see Thuli as someone who had an agenda against the president. The only way for her to come clean is to run to the same media to state her side of the story. Anyway, that interview, as well as the report, is of public interest, unless there’s something the public is not supposed to see or hear.