Leaving a legacy

By Drum Digital
23 February 2016

After nearly seven years as Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela will leave her position this year. She’s looking forward to writing books and practising law

By Ayanda Sitole

She has to be one of South Africa’s most renowned figures – and for all the right reasons. She’s our very own “Iron Lady” – a human rights lawyer and activist who is our buffer against corruption.

She has the power to investigate and make recommendations on improper dealings within Government, and she is not afraid to do so.

Her name is synonymous with tackling some of South Africa’s biggest corruption scandals. In return, Advocate Thuli Madonsela has become the target of heavy criticism from affected individuals, organisations and political parties.

President Jacob Zuma appointed Madonsela as the Public Protector in 2009. After seven years, her time is up and, on Wednesday 19 October she will hand over her illustrious baton. What will her legacy be?

Read more in the 25 February DRUM issue.

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