Thuli Madonsela

Parliament trying to keep Madonsela under its thumb

Parliament is going to hold Public Protector Thuli Madonsela under its thumb by forcing her to meet extraordinary requirements. Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Justice ruled on Wednesday that Madonsela must now formally report to him four times a year. This was two more times than other Chapter 9[…]

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EFF complains about ANC ‘attack’ on Madonsela

The EFF on Friday said it will lodge a complaint over the way Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was treated by ANC MPs during a briefing to a parliamentary committee this week. “During her appearance, the Public Protector was subject to personal, unprofessional and unparliamentary attacks by members of the justice[…]

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ANC accuses Madonsela of working with DA

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was accused in Parliament on Wednesday of working hand in glove with the DA. Madonsela spent more than three hours dodging insults and attacks from ANC MPs and the chairperson of the parliamentary committee on justice during her appearance in Parliament. DA, ACDP and EFF MPs[…]

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Madonsela clears Mbalula

There was no impropriety regarding the many trips undertaken by Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula and his deputy, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Monday. “While minister Mbalula and Deputy Minister [Gert Oosthuizen] spent an amount close to the alleged R2.7 million, I found no evidence indicating that any[…]

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Spy claims could lead to suspensions: Madonsela

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela suspects that the motive behind the investigation into claims that she is a spy could lead to her suspension, Eyewitness News reported on Wednesday. “I think that the motive was to make me ask for an investigation and then for the president to have a reason[…]

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COPE disturbed by attack on Public Protector

The Congress of the People was “disturbed” by the malicious and senseless attacks on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, the party said on Saturday. “It is our view, when an office such as… the public protector is under attack, then we must know that our democracy is seriously under threat,” spokesman[…]

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Civil society must fight corruption: Madonsela

More action was needed from civil society to fight corruption, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s office said on Monday. Speaking during the international civil society week conference in Johannesburg on Sunday, Madonsela asked civil society to go beyond just complaining about was wrong, acting spokesman Oupa Segalwe said in a statement.[…]

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Madonsela warns Zuma over ‘dangerous precedent’

The public protector has warned President Jacob Zuma in a letter that his remarks over her role could lead to “lawlessness” and set a dangerous precedent, Beeld reported on Friday. “It can lead to lawlessness, which can have a damaging affect on the effect of the public protector,” she said,[…]

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Madonsela wins global award for integrity

Public protector Thuli Madonsela was humbled to be selected the winner of Transparency International’s Integrity award for 2014, she said on Friday. “I accept the accolade with deep humility on behalf of the public protector team, fellow integrity institutions in South Africa, whistleblowers and the resilient people of South Africa,”[…]

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SA not a corrupt country: Madonsela

South Africa is not a corrupt country thanks to a multi-pronged approach to promoting good governance, a sound constitutional and legal framework and an arsenal of anti-corruption safeguards. This is according to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, who was speaking at the Crime Stoppers International Conference in Cape Town on Tuesday.[…]

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