Protector 'must uphold human rights'

2011-03-12 17:30

Johannesburg - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on Saturday said her office's role was to uphold human rights, particularly those of women.

She was speaking at the opening of the Khanya College women’s centre in Johannesburg, which will be offering advisory services ranging from legal to health issues.

Madonsela also added that her office had a constitutional mandate to investigate complaints against all organs of State and it was open to all people in South Africa without exception.

  • Slapper - 2011-03-12 17:58

    If the Public Protector fails in this task, we are in serious trouble. The The ANC ruled Government seems to be preoccupied grabbing the loot, SAPS are behaving like the Mafia and the leadership of the country is at best highly questionable.

  • onetickie - 2011-03-12 18:14

    Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is a breath of fresh air. We can only hope she stays the course and does not stray the ways most ANC officials. It will be a bleak scenario for human rights & democracy if she fails.

  • Madelane - 2011-03-12 19:02

    I am afraid the ANC puppet masters are going to have Thuli removed by hook or by crook.....more than likely their corruption and dishonesty is surely embarrassing them, being exposed as it is....then again maybe they really do not care as long as the gravy train to the sushi parties continues.

  • Sword&Cross - 2011-03-12 19:59

    There aren't any elections coming up soon are there?

  • Wonderboy - 2011-03-12 20:10

    Are woman more human than men? Just asking.

      Dave - 2011-03-12 21:02

      the gutsy woman in this country, on both sides of the political spectrum can show men a thing or too

      Slapper - 2011-03-13 07:15

      Yes they are, and more gutsy too.

  • Meanleader - 2011-03-21 13:14

    Open to all people except whites . Mandate to Investigate organs or the state except Julius Dilema and government policies like AA and BEE that breech Whites rights . Otherwise this public protector works like a bomb for black people !Lets all vote for these people !

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