DA, Cope calls for probe into Public Protector death threats

Public-Protector-Thuli-MadonselaThe Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Congress of the People (COPE) are calling for a through probe into the alleged death threats against Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

The DA said it requires the South African Police services to investigate and report to the parliament on how it will ensure the safety of the Public Protector.

This follows after Madonsela had been made aware of an intended attempt on her life, which would be planned to look like a car accident.

It has been alleged that a prominent Western Cape gang boss has been R740 000 to arrange the hit.

The DA said it will not take threats made on the lives of heads of critical institutions in defence of the country’s democracy lightly.

“Violence and threat can in no uncertain terms, be tolerated and the DA wants SAPS to take these allegations seriously and to ensure that threats on human life, both high profile and ordinary, are dealt with effectively,” said the DA

Cope said they  will not allow the African National Congress (ANC) to further intimidate Madonsela, they added they want her to remain free safe, for the little time she has left in office.

“The ruling party sees her as a stumbling block to their freedom to act dishonestly and to abuse power with impunity,” the party said.

The parties added if the SAPS fails to act, it will refer the matter to the Western Cape Police Ombudsman.

By Senzile Kubheka