#AskThePublicProtector Listening Campaign: These 10 Twitter Memes Will Make Your Day


On Monday, the government engaged with the Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane at the GCIS Radio Studio.

The engagement, which was publicized on Twitter by @GovernmentZA also availed South Africans the opportunity to ask general questions about the office of the Public Protector.

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Organizers of the interview announced that contributors could to ask their questions using the hashtag #AskThePublicProtector. Questions about Mkhwebane’s progress in office carried the day – especially in handling Madonsela’s State of Capture Report.


However, other people seized the platform to throw shades at the controversial Public Protector, who has been accused of protecting President Zuma and his allies.

While the interview lasted, the Public Protector admitted that the last 3 months in office have been hectic and a bumpy road but that she is enjoying the experience.

She enumerated some challenges she has been facing since she replaced Thuli Madonsela. Busisiwe mentioned that one of the challenges is that the office of the Public Protector is not well funded, adding that some government departments do not cooperate when information is required.

Touching on the office, Mhwebane emphasized that the mandate of the Public Protector isn’t to just deal with high profile cases but also all types of cases.

Recently, the Public Protector expressed worry that the public don’t seem to trust her. She claimed that the trust deficit in her office has been taken to the social media, where her critics claimed she is President Zuma’s spy and puppet.

The office of the Public Protector has over the last years firmly established itself as one of the major defensive walls against corruption, poor governance, and criminality.

But since Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane replaced Thuli Madonsela, she has apparently refrained from building on the successes of her predecessor but seems to be exercising extreme loyalty to the government.

The office of the Public Protector serves as one of the Chapter 9 bodies of state institutions that support constitutional democracy. Other bodies include; the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission).

Others are; the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE), the Auditor-General, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), an Independent Authority to Regulate Broadcasting and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa(Icasa).

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Although we couldn’t keep count of all the punchlines, we did manage to round up some of the best.

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