Friday post

03 Feb

There was an article in the news today that a son of a government official crashed her official carwhile she was sleeping after attending some official function.

Now my question is did she give him permission, or did he just take the car hoping she didn’t wake up while he was out joy-riding?

As far as I know the rules around official vehicles is that only designated drivers are allowed to use the vehicle.  So the next statement from Madonsela is very interesting as it would seem to imply that not all is well……“I will submit myself to internal processes regarding the use of state vehicles in line with my terms and conditions of my employment. I have already made contact with the owners of the affected property and agreed to compensate them for the damage,” Now if mommy has contacted the owners of the property and offered to pay without checking insurance etc then personally I think she is trying to get out of this mess as quickly as possible!

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said she would allow the law to take its course. Not that she can really say anything different under the circumstances.

So with her son screwing up it could possibly cost her her job. Tough break but in her position as Public Protector there must never be any scandal attached to position.


 Just some idle musing while driving to work…


Posted by on 03/02/2012 in South Africa


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4 responses to “Friday post

  1. Sarchasm2

    03/02/2012 at 09:11

    Who will ever know the truth.

    • paul

      03/02/2012 at 11:48

      The truth has a funny way of coming out when you least expect it to..

  2. Ruth2Day

    06/02/2012 at 07:10

    I think you hit the nail on the head there mate. she certainly has learnt that it is best to own up and deal with it quickly. Unlike some of our other “leading lights” she hasn’t tried to tell some porkies and wriggle out of it. I say good for her!

    • paul

      06/02/2012 at 09:43

      So we now wait with bated breath to see the outcome 🙂


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