Thuli Madonsela

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Madonsela's final report, "State of Capture", was released as her 7-year term of office came to an end in October 2016. Her report was a result of the complaint submitted by a Catholic priest, called Father Stanslaus Muyebe. [55] The report used Wikipedia, News24, Mail & Guardian and opposition part as her sources state capture including the Gupta family's improper influence over President Jacob Zuma. Madonsela directed the President to appoint a judicial commission of inquiry, headed by a judge named by the Chief Justice. [56] Zuma called the report "political propaganda" [57] and challenged it in court, but the High Court dismissed the challenge in December 2017, finding that Zuma must implement the remedial actions within 30 days, and making a personal costs order against Zuma. [58]

Personal life

Madonsela raised her two children, a boy and a girl, as a single parent. Her husband died when the children were very young. In 1980, Madonsela began her career as an assistant teacher at her former school, Evelyn Baring High School, in Swaziland. In 1982 she became an assistant teacher at Naledi High School in Soweto, one of the schools at the center of the 1976 Soweto Uprising. [59] [60] In late July 2018, it was revealed that Madonsela was engaged to Dick Foxton, a public relations consultant. [61]

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Professor
Thuli Madonsela
3rd Public Protector of South Africa
In office
19 October 2009 14 October 2016
Preceded by Public Protector
2009–2016
Succeeded by