Madonsela honoured after receiving Lead SA Leadership Award

Thuli Madonsela humbly accepted the LEAD SA Leadership Award at the Changemakers conference yesterday.

Thuli Madonsela accepting the LEAD SA Leadership Award. Picture: @lead_sa.

CAPE TOWN - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she's honoured to have received the Lead SA Leadership Award at the Lead SA Changemakers conference.

The conference was held at the Century City conference centre yesterday where Madonsela also delivered the keynote address.

Madonsela humbly accepted the LEAD SA Leadership Award saying she accepts it on behalf of her entire team at her office.

Thank you @lead_sa for the #Changemakers2016 Leadership Award. Humbly accepted for @PublicProtector Team pic.twitter.com/2CLdenxsgg

She says she'll continue to lead and inspire others to change their lives for the better after her term as Public Protector comes to an end in October.

"Thank you again to LEAD SA for yet another successful Changemakers conference. As a Public Protector I've been in a fortunate position that I've been given the authority to deal decisively with the injustices that I come across."

She says she hopes the leadership award will inspire the youth to become the next crop of leaders who will bring about positive change in South Africa.

She added that she will practice and teach law, but will also continue to serve civil society in other spheres when she leaves office.

Meanwhile, south Africans have also congratulated Madonsela on her newly acquired award, with many praising her for her work as a Public Protector.