Deadline looms for comments on Public Protector candidates

Today is the deadline for members of the public to send their comments to Parliament.

FILE: Outgoing Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Time is running out for those who wish to comment on the candidates running for the post of P ublic Protector.

Today is the deadline for members of the public to send their comments to Parliament before MPs shortlist candidates.

Corruption Watch director David Lewis says his organisation has compiled a dossier that will be sent to Parliament this afternoon.

"We've gone through all 61 candidates and we've undertaking a high-level vetting exercise on each of them.

"A much more elaborate and detailed vetting will be done on those who make it to the shortlist. We hope that what we've done, to date, will assist the committee."



Incumbent Thuli Madonsela's non-renewable term ends in October.