Reports have emerged that 75-year-old Richard Foxton is the man who stole former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s heart.

Madonsela revealed that she’s engaged during an interview on SABC3’s Real Talk show with Azania Mosaka earlier this week.

However, she did not reveal the identity of her partner. Sowetan Live has now cited several sources who reportedly confirmed that Foxton is indeed the man in her life.

75-year-old Foxton is a long-time public relations consultant based in Johannesburg, Briefly.co.za learned. He is the owner of Foxton Communicating (Pty) Ltd.

According to Sowetan Live, he has acted for prominent political figures and companies, including banks and car manufacturers.

Sources claimed that the relationship between Madonsela and Foxton is an “open secret” among family and friends.

When contacted, Foxton reportedly declined to comment on the matter. He is 20 years older than Madonsela, who is 55 years old.

Veteran public relations consultant, Richard Foxton. Source: Sunday Times/Simphiwe Nkwali