- President Cyril Ramaphosa recently appointed advocate Kholeka Gcaleka as the new Deputy Public Protector
- Malusi Gigaba sent his former employee a shoutout, congratulating her on the new position
- Gcaleka previously served as the former Home Affairs Minister's legal adviser
Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka has officially been appointed as South Africa's new Deputy Public Protector.
Briefly.co.za reported that Gcaleka's appointment had been announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa who confirmed her seven-year tenor.
Before this, she had served as Minister of Public Service and Administration Senzo Mchunu's adviser but at a stage, she had served under a more controversial figure.
While Malusi Gigaba has somewhat faded into obscurity, he was at a stage SA's Home Affairs Minister with Gcaleka tasked with being his legal adviser.
Gcaleka might have been recommended ahead of other candidates, including Human Rights Commission senior official Buang Jones, not everyone was pleased.
IOL reports that both the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance has opposed her appointment in Parliament.
Gigaba believes her appointment was no accident, taking to social media to congratulate Gcaleka:
"Welcome our new Deputy Public Protector, Adv Kholeka Gcaleka, an accomplished young African woman and public servant #thefutureisnotanaccident."
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