Madonsela reflects on biggest achievement as Public Protector

The outgoing Public Protector says she does not want her successor to mirror her traits.

Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela.

JOHANNESBURG - As her time in office nears its end, Advocate Thuli Madonsela has reflected on her term as public protector, saying that her biggest achievements have been her ability to help the so called "Gogo Dlaminis" living in South Africa along with her work in pricking the conscience of government.

Madonsela was speaking on the sidelines of the "Truth be Told Conference" held at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg last night, which is aimed at speaking out against gender based violence.



She has often referred to ordinary South Africans as "Gogo Dlamini cases", where a person may have been wronged by the state but is without the means to tackle the injustice.

Madonsela says one of the things that they have been able to achieve is to highlight the role of the executive.

"To deal with public power and resources in a manner that doesn't put self-interest ahead of national interest."

The outgoing Public Protector says she does not want her successor to mirror her traits.

"An institution has to grow, that person has to see differently from me but building on the legacy that I have left."

One of her wishes for the public protector's office is to get extra resources to assist more "Gogo Dlaminis" who have no voice or place to go.

(Edited Neo Koza)