Thuli admits Mossad designed Nkandla
Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela has admitted that she holds evidence that Israeli intelligence agency Mossad had designed the almost R250-mil “security upgrade” for President Zuma’s Nkandla homestead. In an exclusive interview with SA Jewish Report on Monday, Madonsela said she had not included this fact as it was “irrelevant to investigation or the findings.”
Madonsela said the Israeli state security agency had been called in because of their expertise in this area. “This is not the first time Government have consulted them (Mossad) about security matters,” said Madonsela, who seemed oblivious to what the fuss was all about.
Did she not know that the SA Government had taken a strongly opposed view of the Israeli military and civil intelligence agency’s activities (albeit now questionably after the Cape Town non-Declaration incident)? Asked Jewish Report.
Did she not think this was relevant and worth mentioning?
Madonsela took the unusual step of asking this reporter to meet her at her home last night where she could talk more “openly.”
Somewhat dismayed but quite up for the challenge, the writer duly arrived at advocate Madonsela’s home – to be greeted by some serious personal and police security.
All but the ‘fire-pool’ she admitted
“Come, come in,” she beckoned warmly as we took seats on opposite sides of her dining room table. The tough, famously-thick-skinned Madonsela asked what more we wanted to know.
Was it true that Mossad had designed all the security for Nkandla?
“Almost all,” she answered, then, softly, added “not the fire-pool” gesturing inverted commas when she said fire-pool.
Did she know of other ties between the SA Government and Israel?
“Of course, there are many. Why do you think the Government saw to the sinking of the Cape Town Declaration?” she asked. “You’d be surprised how many cabinet members never move without a Mossad agent in their ‘blue light’ brigades” she said.
Why hadn’t she mentioned it in her report?
“Heck, I’m more scared of the Mossad guys than I am of the President,” she said.
PIC RIGHT: SAJR’s lensman snapped the PP as she was explaining her fear of the Mossad
madonsela repeated, however, that the issue with Nkandla wasn’t the design of the security upgrade, but the corruption in the executing of the security upgrade. “And the fire-pool,” she added emphatically.
Off the record discussion
Madonsela then asked if we could talk off the record for a while. She opened a bottle of wine and shared a host of ties and relationships between Israel and South Africa – not least in agriculture and water purification.
She said that SA’s ambassador to Israel Sisa Ngombane and Israel’s ambassador to SA Arthur Lenk had made great strides and a huge amount of introductions to get trade and academic relations to great heights over the past year.
By the time the bottle of wine was done and dusted, it was after midnight.
“We can go back on the record again,” said the PP.
“It’s now Tuesday 1 April and this has all been an April Fool’s joke on you!”
Why not forward this e-mail to your family and friends and pull the same April Fool’s hoax on them?