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Outgoing Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela has no plans of stopping her ongoing efforts to help South Africans, promoting social justice and constitutionalism.


Looking ahead‚ she said she would take a year-long sabbatical and finally return to the bar to practice law.

“What am I doing next? I am going to go back to civil society and do my best to protect the public as I always did as an ordinary lawyer using my skills to promote the rule of law, social justice and constitutionalism.”

But that will have to wait for a whole year as next year, the South African hero will be taking a well deserved sabbatical.

Although helping people vindicate their rights has always been at the top of Madonsela’s priority list‚ she will not enter politics to do it.

“I don’t have political ambition. I have always been involved though in helping people to engage properly with democratic processes‚ to vindicate their rights. That I will do‚ but not as a public office bearer in any political organisation‚” she said.

When asked about releasing her state capture report in the absence of an interdict preventing her from doing so‚ she said she had voluntarily agreed that the report be preserved and placed in safekeeping.

She said releasing it on Friday would have been underhanded.

Madonsela was due to release the report on Friday‚ but separate applications to interdict its release by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen and President Jacob Zuma delayed the process.

The report is now with the speaker of Parliament for safeguarding.

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Sources: Times Media | News24

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