Thuli Madonsela has laid upon Zuma’s shoulder, the responsibility of taking South Africa out of the state of paralysis he put it..

She was reacting to the swearing in of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe whom her state capture report implicated as one of the corrupt individuals linked to the controversial Gupta family.

His swearing in came after he was nominated by the North West after a short controversy with branch leaders in Hartbeespoort differing on whether he is a member or not.


Madonsela who is now living abroad, had in her words, implied that ANC’s appointment of Molefe was not ideal as his name is yet to be cleared by appropriate bodies.

“I cannot dictate to any political party regarding whom it deploys to parliament,” Madonsela said.

“In an ideal world, where ethics are central as envisaged in section 195 of the constitution, an elevation to a new office should only take place after a person’s name has been cleared by an appropriate body.”

Further in her speech, the advocate said the news at home often suggests a ship in peril which only the president can fix.

“It is my considered view that change comes from ructions or disruptions. Our country has solid democracy and rule of law foundations and a great resilient nation with a strong sense of what it wants to become. Because of this, SA’s democracy project is safe and sound.”

She further noted that she believes that the nation will rise to its full potential and in the process, free the potential and improve the quality of life of all its people while reclaiming its place as a global beacon of hope on democracy and human rights