South Africa’s high-profile advocate and former Public Protector Madonsela Thuli has grabbed a new job in the academic world.
BuzzSouthAfrica reliably gathered that the endearing Public Protector has been offered a chair in Stellenbosch University’s law faculty, where she is expected to handle social justice.
The university stated that Madonsela’s role in the institution will include teaching and research and that she will be involved in civil society initiatives.
Sending across an acceptance message, Thuli said she looked forward to working with young minds in the university.
“I hope to work with my colleagues at the law faculty to play our part in accelerating the pace of achieving the constitutional promise of an inclusive society based on social justice‚ shared prosperity‚ friendship and peace. I am also looking forward to working with young people at the university and beyond on these matters.”
Currently, the former Public Protector is on sabbatical. She will resume duties at her new place of work in 2018; when her sabbatical leave ends.
Madonsela’s tenure as South Africa’s Public Protector ended on October 14. A farewell gathering was earlier held in her honor on October 5 at Gallagher Convention Centre.
At the event, the 54-year-old smashing ombudsman was spotted in a gold-plated glitzy Gert-Johan Coetzee dress. While the event lasted, representatives from various political parties praised the outstanding advocate.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura started off by thanking the advocate for never forgetting how important her role is and holding government accountable. ANC spokesperson also admitted that Thuli saved the party from itself; adding that Thuli kept a civil tongue and a level head while her battle with President Jacob Zuma lasted.
United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa said Madonsela Thuli did exceptionally well in performing her duties. Dali Mpofu, the national chairperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters, added that Madonsela displayed great leadership abilities.
In conclusion, DA’s John Mulder praised her for remaining ‘dignified’ and ‘humble’ throughout her term.