Fongo wants Madonsela barred from Zimbabwe

HARARE - The Federation of Non Governmental Organisations (Fongo) yesterday said South African Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is not welcome in Zimbabwe.

Madonsela is expected in Zimbabwe tomorrow to deliver a public lecture on her controversial report which took on President Jacob Zuma over the use of taxpayer’s money to upgrade his residence at his rural home in Nkandla.

The outspoken Madonsela, who has been named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, is expected to present the findings of her Nkandla report to Zimbabwean business persons and the civil society during a public lecture organised by a private media organisation.

“We urge the Department of Immigration to refuse her entry into Zimbabwe so that the contagion effect does not take route in our independent commissions as a result of her coming to Zimbabwe,” Fongo president Goodson Nguni said in a statement.

Nguni said it was unbecoming for a senior constitutionally appointed person in South Africa “to launch a campaign to misinform Africa about a one-sided report that is highly disputed in South Africa.”

In South Africa, Madonsela has been subjected to scorn, attacks on her integrity and insults by many in the ruling coalition.

Said Nguni: “Her findings were rejected by the people of South Africa in the just-ended elections which were won by the African National Congress led by President Jacob Zuma.

“Her report on Nkandla was viewed by many South Africans as a Democratic Alliance (opposition) election ploy.”

Nguni said “Zimbabweans recognise President Zuma as a hero of anti-apartheid struggle and one Thuli Madonsela as an agent of anti-African forces in the West.”

Comments (17)

Rubbish! Kufongorera miseve chete. We want the same commission in Zim to investigate the blue roof and other pillages by Mugabe and Grace esp in the Mazoe area! Africa is tired of these thieves. Voting for the ANC has nothing to do with Nkandhla. In any case south african elections do not have a presidential vote, but party vote. The winning party is the one that seconds its p[erson to govt as govt.

Tongogara - 26 June 2014

Goodson Goodson singing for your supper!one day it will catch up with you .just because you are not free to go to SA because of crimes you committed there!

Nhamo - 26 June 2014

Vamwe vanhu havafunge

Akomana - 26 June 2014

With an organisation called 'Fongo' who would take them seriously coz nothing is expected from them. This is their chance at publicity

yenzile - 26 June 2014

Its silly that Madonsela can come to Zimbabwe to present her report. Its not needed here and she must just focus on the job that she has in SA. Like the writer correctly pointed out, teh report is one sided and for integrity's sake, she should be presenting a reply to her report, which we can read for ourselves in the paper. If Zim allows her in there will be consequences for our brothers and sisters plying their trade in SA. THINK!

Pick a Dilly - 26 June 2014

what is being said here.. i don`t understand.

tendo - 26 June 2014

fongo here shuwa...muite serious mafesi, kutogara pasi kuwirirana shuwa kuti toda kunzi FONGO. mapedza mofongorera Thuli Madonsela kuti asauye

flex - 26 June 2014

Ngativapetere fongo madinga aya! Anofongorera museve anobaiwa! kkkkkkk

skombingo - 26 June 2014

Nguni and your Fongo i have no much to say to you, but you are greatly misinformed Nguni , usaverenga newspaper wakashunika

tendai - 26 June 2014

So anti apartheid heroes can never do anything wrong Mr Goodson "Fongo" Nguni?

JSC - 27 June 2014

Kana zvichibvira ngava chinje zita. Iri harina kurerukira vazhinji.

pastor - 27 June 2014

Denying Mandonsela entry would really show that this country is not willing to operationalize its constitution that guarantees freedom of expression. What is wrong with learning from how other countries protect their publics?

Tony - 27 June 2014

These Nguni brothers mabwidi for that matter vavakufarisa. Umwe akabira ma workers cotton co. And is playing footsie with his boss umwe is a CIO informer a loser whose only claim to fame now is that he is dating the first lady's sister.dzokerai kuzambia

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