Yesterday saw Clicks stores across the country shut down, and in some cases damaged. On social media, there were also some heated exchanges.
I’m sure we’ve all had enough of open letters, but Madonsela has earned the right to speak truth to power.
Level heads are few an far between when it comes to discussing land expropriation without compensation. Thuli says we are going about it all wrong.
Zuma seems to spend more time in court than he does in Parliament, although yesterday’s ruling would have been stung.
Now that Thuli Madonsela is out of public office, she has even more freedom to say what she wants. She didn’t hold back during her address at Wits.
People just thought the DA’s objection in Parliament was another pathetic ploy at disrupting South African politics, but they were on the money
It has only been a week since Thuli Madonsela’s successor has been in office, yet she has already made some changes. And there’s one that reveals a lot about what’s to come.
Thuli may have her own battles on her home soil, but an international organisation has recognised her for her outstanding work in justice.
Tomorrow will be Thuli Madonsela’s last day on the job, and whilst she had big plans it looks like Jacob Zuma will once again ruin the big send-off.
It’s official, Thuli Madonsela’s replacement has been announced. All we can hope as a country is that the person makes as big an impact as the previous incumbent.
The Mail & Guardian have performed a tongue-in-cheek investigation that undoubtedly proves that public protector Thuli Madonsela is, in fact, a spy
The DA and ANC are at it again, with someone calling someone else an idiot, and someone else talking about spies and the CIA infiltrating our government. How about that medical marijuana, please…
At least someone in a high position is questioning Jacob Zuma and his Nkandla scandal. Sadly, Thuli Madonsela is not finding this to be the most easy task.
Jacob Zuma has finally submitted his response to Thuli Madonsela’s Nkandla report and he made all 20 pages of it public yesterday afternoon. Here are the key points – he only gets to them in the last 3 pages!
It is not really news that politicians bend the truth to breaking point. Usually, even though we know they are covering up some slightly illegal deed or bending a version of event in their favour, the politicians themselves deny it tooth and nail.
Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela has been named by Time Magazine as one of their 100 most influential people in the world. They called her “South Africa’s fearless public advocate.” Go Thuli!
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s Nkandla report has a lot of ANC figures and lawyers coming out of the woodwork in Jacob Zuma’s defence. But she’s not scared. Madonsela thinks that people should stop protecting the president as if he was a “child or a victim.”
Jacob Zuma has responded to a damning report into the construction of his R246 million Nkandla homestead by the Public Protector, who found that Zuma had ”benefited unduly” from the construction of non-security features including a swimming pool, amphitheatre, kraal, cattle culvert and chicken run, and that he ought to pay back the money used in their construction.
The “Secure in Comfort” report by the Public Protector is over 400 pages of devastating findings, that will in most likelihood be used as loo paper by the government. The ANC refuses to see it at all. Even if the results end up being benign, as journalist Richard Poplank puts it, Zuma “will be forever remembered as a thief, a fool, and a Zulu man who was incapable of managing the affairs of his kraal.”
The report by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has found President Jacob Zuma has misled Parliament when he claimed the Zuma family paid for the costs of buildings in Nkandla.
Public protector, Thuli Madonsela, has come through with the goods yet again. This time, they come in the form of three damning reports that expose gross misconduct, deceit, unlawful acts and outright corruption at the highest level of government.
Thuli Madonsela, you biscuit. The public protector’s provisional Nkandla report has found that our president has “derived substantial personal benefit from works that exceeded security needs,”and must repay the state.
DA MP David Maynier summed the situation up rather nicely when he said, “We welcome the fact that the public protector will effectively be investigating the investigation into Guptagate.” And if that isn’t solid gold, then we don’t know what is
DA Leader Helen Zille was under the spotlight after a new report written on behalf of Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, alleged that lawful process was not followed in a recent tender procurement by the Western Cape government. Zille has previously spoken out against corruption by stating that she would resign should any tender be found corrupt.
While the public protector, Thuli Madonsela, wouldn’t outwardly say that the current tabulation of the Protection of Information Bill was unconstitutional, she did say MP’s could be spared the embarrassment of having it declared invalid by the courts if they rethought certain aspects of the bill.
No doubt your friends and family will have badgered you for an opinion on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s challenge to the SAPF and Jacob Zuma. If you’ve allowed yourself to fall behind on the latest news and insight on the matter, make sure you click through for a clear and concise explanation by Mail & Guardian editor, Nic Dawes.