It has become a truism that almost the only breath of fresh air and hope in South Africa today, comes from the office of the Public Protector.
Her long awaited report on Nkandla Gate is being repressed by every male in the so-called security cluster, all in the name of security, and in a manner which is patently unconstitutional and illegal. This is not the first time Thuli Madonsela has stood against the united fire-power of government and the ANC.
So, our wish for her is that she continues to stand in defiance of yet another assault on her integrity, the integrity of her office, the integrity of the constitution and the very fibre of freedom and transparency in South Africa.
There is little we can do except add our voice and opinion to all those other voices and opinions that have come out in support of her, yet again. However, it goes without saying that a Direct Democracy Forum administration will do all in its power to strengthen her independence, and support and co-operate with her wherever her duties lead her. A skim through DDF policies and other posts on this site will affirm our commitment to the ongoing success of the office of the Public Protector and our support of the very concept of the protection afforded by Chapter 9 of the constitution.
The DDF has identified as heroes and heroines just three people we regarded as inspirational in the struggle for justice in South Africa. Thuli Madonsela was one of them. That was not an empty accolade. Ms. Madonsela earns it over and over again.
The buck stops at the ballot box