RANJENI MUNUSAMY SOUTH AFRICA 15 SEPTEMBER 2014 01:39 (SOUTH AFRICA)
In the extraordinary bout of attacks on the Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela has been accused of acting like a “spoilt brat”, furthering a white agenda, acting like God, colluding with the Economic Freedom Fighters to embarrass the president, overstepping her powers and undermining Parliament. The recent astonishing attack by Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe accused Madonsela of being unpatriotic by being a covert agent of the Central Intelligence Agency and has questioned her contribution to the liberation struggle. It’s all happening in the context of the processing of Madonsela’s Nkandla report, and President Jacob Zuma’s need to respond to it. What it is though is an attempt to shape public opinion, which has swung against Zuma and in favour of Madonsela. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.