Former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela has opened up about the Gupta leaks, spy rumours and death threats.

Madonsela said that SA can still have pure Democracy if they can hold those fingered in the state capture scandal responsible.

She shared on her role in building democracy.

She challenged South Africans to build the country they want and and put an end to state capture.

”The hope for freedom and social justice for all may have been derailed. The wrong doers must be called out and action must be demanded,” she said.

If they wrongfully deny it, they will be committing perjury and that is a crime, explained Madonsela. “If state capture is true, we have no democracy.”


Madonsela said she received death threats and threatened attacks on her children.

She also spoke on the allegations that she was a spy – there were three versions to that story. Madonsela said they were all lies and should not be dignified with the term “fake news”.

Madonsela poked fun at it, saying that the picture of her used on her CIA identification was the same profile picture on the Public Protector website. Further her real name was used, and she did not have an alias.