Woman in search of the truth


Woman in search of the truth

In January, when profiling the newly appointed deputy public protector Kevin Malunga,  Noseweek asked: was he a “cadre” deployment, an apologist for the ANC, a “safe” choice? Perhaps even strategically positioned to help oust the fearless Thuli Madonsela?

Hurt. Shocked. Confused. And stabbed in the back. This is how Public Protector Thuli Madonsela felt, in May this year, when she realised that her new deputy, Kevin Malunga, had written to the parliamentary portfolio committee on justice and constitutional development, behind her back, to dissociate himself from the “unpleasant altercation” between Madonsela  and committee members over the powers of the Public Protector in relation to the oversight role of Parliament. “It was baffling,” says Madonsela, as we sit talking in her suite at Cape Town’s Mandela Rhodes Hotel.

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Submitted by : Elaine Edwards on 2013-08-29 15:19:08
I also really do wish she could be our President... ...she has the necessary qualities in abundance
I admire her
She has Chutzpah!
 
Submitted by : Rory Norton on 2013-08-29 10:18:16
Thuli Madonsela and Agang - the two lights of hope at the end of the long, dark tunnel.
 
Submitted by : Heather Cassingham of Cape Town on 2013-08-29 09:17:46
We do have a great and humble leader in our country - Thuli Madonsela for president!
 
Submitted by : Angela Pombo of WYNBERG on 2013-08-28 19:28:44
A truly gifted woman. All decent-law abiding South Africans should stand proud at her side.
 
Submitted by : Mark Sandison of Kloof on 2013-08-28 15:13:50
Thank God for Thuli Madonsela who is so important to improving accountability in South Africa. She and her team are doing great work. We are truly grateful.
 
Submitted by : Graham Hayes of Johannesburg on 2013-08-27 16:58:29
No doubt this is the bravest person in South Africa today.

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