The M Factor

7 years 6 months on …

Thuli-Madonsela

Yesterday I published the following status on Facebook:

mmm Must be in the letter M … Mandela, Mangena, Madonsela … Gives one hope for the Morrow! Smile the Beloved Country!
 
With people like the Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, around, I believe we can sleep easier at night. However, I hope she is going to bed with a revolver and a cricket bat under her bed!
 
In an interview on ENCA News last night, the lady was asked if she was glad that it was all over now.
 
She gave a rare smile and answered in the affirmative. I wish I had a picture of that smile. I think I also saw a tinge of sadness there!
 
What a lady of courage and fortitude and morality! I wish we had more of her ilk.
 
We have so much to be grateful for, including Thuli Madonsela.
 
The years to come will highlight her contribution to the development of our fragile democracy.
 
Thank you Thuli from a grateful South Africa. Indeed, SMILE the beloved country.
 
Read this wonderful article by Thuli in The Oprah Magazine:
 
 

She’s got the balls

In our generation, we have been privileged to have a Nelson Mandela.

Now we have a Thuli Madonsela ™. She is the Public Protector, and because of her, I can sleep a little bit more securely.

I have been less than complimentary in the past about her appearance and hairstyle. But I have just sat watching her press conference about the leaked Nkandla Report on the alleged abuse of State funds on the President’s private dwelling.

This cookie has courage. And she has the intellect to go with it.

It’s such a pity that we do not have more of her calibre. What a pleasure to listen to someone who can articulate her thoughts, have solid arguments and display a fine knowledge of the legal situation. She even smiles occasionally and presents a veiled sense of humour.

You see, Mr Lunnon, don’t judge a book by its cover. Appearance is not everything.

I hope she sleeps with her eyes open. She will need protection!

She’s got the balls!

Thuli for President ™, I say!

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