Madonsela on Ramaphosa's Cabinet choice: His success hangs in balance

Madonsela on Ramaphosa's Cabinet choice: His success hangs in balance

Thuli Madonsela, former public protector, has joined the debate on who President Cyril Ramaphosa should have in his new Cabinet. Madonsela feels that the ANC head should carefully appoint leaders with integrity.

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Thuli Madonsela feels that President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet selection is his opportunity to rise to the occasion and appoint worthy leaders.

The former public protector says that the president's 'new dawn' has been re-elected through last week's election, but now all eyes are cast towards the future.

While delivering the Archbishop Thabo Makgoba lecture at the University of the Western Cape, Madonsela commented:

"How should he choose? Must be competent, trustworthy and least selfish."

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eNCA reports that Madonsela believes politicians fail democracy when they put their own interests first, forgetting those who appointed them in the first place.

The former public protector further says that not enough is done to ensure MPs know their ethical responsibilities. To the incoming members of Parliament, Madonsela gave a word of warning:

"The appointment of ministers should not be a job-creation exercise. Nobody is above the law, no matter who they are - democracy should work for all of us."

Madonsela feels that judgement on the new Parliament's performance will be judged in two years' time, with the country lacking the patience to wait until the next election for change, reports the eNCA. reported yesterday that analysts speculate that Ramaphosa's Cabinet selection has the potential to divide the already-fractured ANC.

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