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Madonsela, Mkhwebane tension breaks into open


Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, and her successor, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, have sparred over more than R470,000 that Madonsela says was deducted illegally from her pension.
Mkhwebane says the figure includes the cost of repairs done to Madonsela’s official car after her son crashed it, and the cost of her continuing to use the vehicle after her term ended.
But Madonsela says the police’s VIP Protection Unit gave her permission to continue using the car. 
She said that last year the auditor-general had found she was not liable for the damages to the car as she had not given her son permission to drive it before his 2013 accident.
He reportedly  drove the BMW into the garden wall of a Pretoria property.
Mkhwebane said the money had been deducted in the spirit of good governance.
“Remember we are dealing with taxpayers' money ... when we are being audited,” she said. 
Mhkwebane said earlier she was seeking legal advice on what to do with the docked money.
According to Mkhwebane’s spokesperson, Oupa Segalwe, Madonsela was warned in writing that there would be a cost if the BMW was not returned.
Source: enca
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