- Ex-SA public protector, Thuli Madonsela, has addressed pleas that she be given the position of South African deputy president
- Madonsela explained to those vying for her appointment in this position that it would be legally impossible for this to happen as she is not on the list for parliament
- The former public protector went on to give support to the continuation of David Mabuza in the position of deputy president
South African public protector, Thuli Madonsela, recently addressed the push from South Africans across the country for her to be offered the position of deputy president.
Mzansi’s social media users in particular were adamant that Madonsela is the right person to become President Cyril Ramaphosa’s right-hand woman.
However, according to IOL, Madonsela has subsequently explained why her occupying this position would not be possible.
"I have not turned down the offer for the the position of deputy president. It is not legally possible for me to be the deputy president. The deputy president should be someone who was on the list for Parliament and I was not on that list," Madonsela told journalists at the inauguration of President Cyril Ramaphosa this morning.
Briefly.co.za found out that Madonsela went on to say that she believed David Mabuza should be continuing on as Ramaphosa’s deputy.
The former public protector explained that it is important that South Africa’s deputy president be a part of the ruling party structures.
Madonsela also voiced her support of Pravin Gordhan returning to parliament, who is currently embroiled in a maladministration (but not corruption) scandal.
“There is a difference between corruption and maladministration. The matter on Godhan is maladministration. I would be surprised if Gordhan is not in the new cabinet,” Madonsela explained.
Listen to Madonsela talk about Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration at the event this morning:
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