- Professor Thuli Madonsela has been appointed as Knight of the Legion of Honour by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron
- The French Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) was celebrating Prof Madonsela's commitment to the rule of law and to the fight against corruption
- The former public protector said she was grateful to be recognised for her work and Mzansi took to social media to congratulate her
Prof Thuli Madonsela, former public protector and chair in social justice at Stellenbosch University’s faculty of law, has been appointed as Knight of the Legion of Honour.
The French knighthood was bestowed upon Madonsela by the French president Emmanuel Macron for recognition of her commitment to the rule of law and to the fight against corruption in South Africa.
The achievement forms part of a highly-regarded decoration in France, the French Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur).
The official website describes how the Order is divided into multiple degrees, with Prof Madonsela being the recipient of Chevalier (Knight).
That is followed by Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander), Grand Officier (Grand Officer), and the honour Nelson Mandela was awarded, the Grand-Croix (Grand Cross).
TimesLive quoted Madonsela as saying:
“I do my work to add value to humanity out of love and gratitude for the privileges life and humanity have given me and in pursuit of my duties. However, a recognition of this magnitude does inspire immense gratitude while spotlighting my work on social justice, the rule of law and ethical governance. I believe it comes from a place of appreciating our interconnectedness as humanity though separated by oceans and borders."
Mzansi internet users took to social media to congratulate the professor and tell her the recognition was well-deserved:
@Elliot_Khoza: "Congratulations Prof!"
@BethuelMokoena: "Congratulations are in order Prof."
@jasonjleg: "Seriously amazing amazing human being"
@NoName03670272: "And the universe giving back what you give out. Congratulations."
In other news about SA's public figures, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Tito Mboweni getting roasted on social media once again as his internet antics keep Mzansi entertained.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni had the Twitter streets rolling in laughter with his latest post. Uncle Tito shared three images of a photoshoot with a group of stunning local ladies fetching water.
South Africans trolled the minister as the group of ladies looked as though young enough to be his daughters. Mboweni shared a short caption complimenting the ladies beauty and stating that he is proud to be African:
"Simply beautiful. It always feels good to be in Africa!"
The minister is was not spared from the pure savagery of Twitter replies. Read some of them below:
@LesNgobz wrote: "Wasteful expenditure... Using government data to browse eye-candy..."
@SandileCharles3 said: "Order Honourable Minister."
@joepst10 tweeted: "These ones don't eat tinned fish, my minister!"
@Max_Soxx added: "Kind minister. What happens on incognito mode must stay on incognito mode."
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