Former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, has praised President Cyril Ramaphosa's attempts at thwarting corruption. Madonsela heralds the appointment of a new National Director of Public Prosecutions and changes made to other state-owned entities as a step forward for SA.
Thuli Madonsela agrees that law enforcement and the rule of law will be hot topics for President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address tomorrow.
Madonsela says the nation feels that too many were granted impunity during State Capture, and expects the leader to explain how he intends to rectify it, reports eNCA.
However, Madonsela says that citizens aren't expecting Ramaphosa to interfere with the police and other law enforcement agencies, but to rather provide the necessary support from his position.
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One of the ways Ramaphosa has managed to do this, in Madonsela's opinion, was changes made at the NPA:
"He's [Ramaphosa] appointed a very competent National Director of Public Prosecutions Ms. Batohi. Who's not only competent as being someone who knows the sector but she has appointed equally competent people to help her."
Madonsela says that while people have various views on what should happen, South Africans need to start working together to bring about a positive change:
"We need to start working together. At this stage all hands should be on deck and all of us should be facing the same direction in moving this country forward."
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