The Public Protector’s office has a new CEO

Themba Dlamini replaces advocate Louisa Zondo, who resigned last year.

FILE: Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Public Protector’s office has announced it’s appointed a new chief executive officer.

Themba Dlamini replaces advocate Louisa Zondo, who resigned last year.

Zondo left her post just a month after former public protector Thuli Madonsela's term in office came to an end, citing personal reasons.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she’s confident Dlamini will help improve the institution.

Spokesperson Oupa Segwale says, “Mr Dlamini brings a wealth of experience with him and held chief executive positions at a number of institutions, including the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa. He has also served as the deputy director-general at the Department of Science and Technology.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)