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President Jacob Zuma has lodged a complaint with the office of the public protector following the leaking of an audio recording of his interview with former protector Thuli Madonsela during her probe into allegations of state capture. Transcripts of the four-hour-long interview were made public by the public protector’s office last week. Broadcaster eNCA managed to obtain the actual audio recording and flighted it on prime time television. “The Presidency has sought clarity from the office of the public protector on the policy of the institution regarding the release of audio recordings of interviews conducted during the course of investigations,” said spokesman Bongani Ngqulunga. The Presidency wanted to know if it was the policy of the public protector’s office to release audio recordings of interviews and if it meant that any interested party could request those recordings. Ngqulunga said the Presidency was aware that the public protector had released transcripts of the interview...

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