“I wish to reiterate that this act is not an admission of wrongdoing on my part. It is rather what I feel to be the correct thing to do in the interests of the company and good corporate governance,” Molefe stated in his statement to the media.
He also stated that the report was hurried along to meet “a deadline related to the Public Protector’s own departure from office.”
“Observations mad in the report relating to, inter alia, my conduct, are in material respects inaccurate, based on part-facts or simply unfounded. What the previous Public Protector has done is not herself to investigate to completion, or to allow her office to complete what she initiated too late to complete herself,” he stated.
“She has also determined on recording “observation” without, in crucial respects, putting intended harmful disclosures to me first – as she was by law required to do. She has effectively deferred my constitutional right to be heard to a future date, and to a further body, which she has ordered others to assemble,” Molefe stated.