Thuli Madonsela

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Thuli Madonsela
Born Thulisile Nomkhosi Madonsela
(1962-09-08) September 8, 1962 (age 60)
Soweto, Johannesburg
Gauteng, South Africa
Nationality South African
Education Evelyn Baring High School
Alma mater University of Swaziland
University of the Witwatersrand
Occupation Ombudsman
Lawyer
Politician
Title Public Protector of South Africa
Term 19 October 2009 - 14 October 2016
Predecessor Lawrence Mushwana
Successor Busisiwe Mkhwebane
Political party African National Congress
Children Mbusowabantu Fidel Madonsela
Wenzile Una Madonsela
Parents
  • Bafana Madonsela (father)
  • Nomasonto Madonsela (mother)
Relatives Sibusiso Madonsela (nephew)
Family Musa Madonsela (brother)

Thuli Madonsela (born Thulisile Nomkhosi Madonsela on 28 September 1962) is a South African politician, advocate and Professor of law. She served as the Public Protector of South Africa from 19 October 2009 to 14 October 2016, during this time period Thuli Madonsela's popularity and influence became so great that her efforts to curb government corruption in South Africa became a subject of international media and in 2014 she made the Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.

Although Thuli Madonsela is a member of the African National Congress she was often perceived as being at odds with the Jacob Zuma administration and famously authored the Secure in Comfort and State of Capture reports both of whom were damning against then incumbent president. Thuli Madonsela has also been credited for helping draft the final Constitution of South Africa promulgated by then President Nelson Mandela.

References

  1. Times of Swaziland, THULI MADONSELA AT MBABANE WEDDING!, 18 November 2018