Honour Public Prosecutor, Madonsela

2016-10-19 06:00

MANY of us note with sadness the retirement of Public Protector Dr Thulisile Madonsela at the conclusion of her seven-year term of office.

I feel that it would be fitting if she were to be invested with an order to commemorate her outstanding contribution to the life of our nation.

What comes to mind is the Order of the Baobab, traditionally awarded to South Africans who have distinguished themselves in say, nation-building or community service.

In the opinion of some, however, two things militate against such an award.

Firstly, her term of office did not have the longevity normally associated with the baobab. And, secondly, the award would have to be made by the president.

R.S. QUERIPEL

Clarendon

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