Full list of public protector nominees released

Thuli Madonsela’s term ends October 1. (Madelene Cronje, M&G)

Thuli Madonsela’s term ends October 1. (Madelene Cronje, M&G)

There will be 59 people vying to fill public protector Thuli Madonsela’s shoes.

This after the list of candidates was whittled down from candidates who declined and those who did not respond to their nominations, Parliament’s public protector ad hoc committee said on Tuesday.

Members of the public have until July 8 to make objections to any of these candidates.

Committee chairperson Makhosi Khoza said there were 73 nominations by Friday, and seven candidates had declined.

These included former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene, prosecutor Gerrie Nel and former first lady Graça Machel, she said.

She said candidates such as former President Thabo Mbeki were not formally nominated through the process, but verbally, and therefore were not considered.

“The Committee is very impressed with the calibre of nominees and applicants received and this is an indication that South Africans thoroughly applied their minds in putting forward their nominees,” she said.

“The CVs will be released on Parliament’s website. We are all trying to get the best public protector.”

She said over 90% of the candidates met the requirements.

Candidates would receive a questionnaire to complete and return it to the committee to help with the shortlisting process and interviews

The questionnaires are also due July 8.

Khoza said they would like to have the shortlisting of candidates done as soon as possible thereafter.

The committee will do interviews after the August 3 elections and have until August 31 to present a candidate to the National Assembly.

Madonsela’s term ends October 1. 

The full list of candidates nominated for the post of Public Protector

1. Bernard Peter Agulhas 

Adv Rhulani Ralph Baloyi 

3. Melanie Bernard (Fryer) 

4. Prof Narnia Bohler-Muller 

5. Vincent James Botto 

6. Adv Nonkosi Princess Cetywayo 

7. Raymond Edward Chalom 

8. Prof Pierre de Vos 

9. Judge Sirajudien Desai 

10. Phillip Dexter 

11. Adv Pumeza Futshane 

12. Adv Andrea Gabriel SC 

13. Nombonisa Gasa (nomination declined)

14. Adv Mathys Johannes Gildenhuys 

15. Adv MT Goodman (nee Shai) 

16. Pregs Govender 

17. Adv Mojankunyane Gumbi 

18. Prof Alexander Mzamo Gumbi 

19. Adv Mark Andrew Hawyes 

20. Nick Haysom 

21. Adv William Andrew Hofmeyr 

22. Adv Zarina Kellerman (nee Prasadh) 

23. Adv KB Kgoroeadira 

24. Ashook Kirpal 

25. Burt Silverston Laing 

26. Ms Muvhango Lukhaimane 

27. Graça Simbine Machel (nomination declined) 

28. Adv Zwelethu Madasa 

29. Adv Thuli Madonsela (term not renewable)

30. Prince Sefako Mafojane 

31. Zola Majavu (nomination declined) 

32. Adv Mohale Joseph Maluleke 

33. Adv Kevin Sifiso Malunga 

34. Lynnette Gail Marais 

35. Busisiwe Mkhwebane 

36. Vickqus Nkosikhona Mncube 

37. Adv Hishaam Mohamed 

38. M Mohlala-Mulaudzi 

39. Justice Yvonne Mokgoro (nominated declined) 

40. Adv Chris Madibeng Mokoditwa 

41. Ronnie Samuel Mokoena 

42. Thokwane Phineas Post Moloto 

43. Tjitlo Monaledi 

44. Audrey Mpofu 

45. Adv Dali Mpofu SC 

46. Adv Loyiso Khanyisa Bunye Mpumlwana 

47. M Mthebule 

48. Adv MM Mthembu 

49. Themba Phillip Mthethwa 

50. Adv Philani Pilatu Sydney Mthethwa 

51. Janine Kim Myburgh 

52. Krish Naidoo 

53. Gerrie Nel (nomination declined) 

54. Nhlanhla Nene (nomination declined) 

55. Malcolm John Sphiwe Nhleko 

56. Sophy Moipone Noko 

57. Vuyokazi Pamella Noncembu 

58. Nokuthula Sincercia Nwaoshai 

59. Mthuthuzeki Moshesh Nyiki 

60. Jill Claudelle Oliphant 

61. Adv Vusi Pikoli (nomination declined) 

62. Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh 

63. Tshepiso David Humphrey Ramphele 

64. Riaz Achmed Saloojee 

65. Jonas Ben Sibanyoni 

66. MBoiki-John Tamako 

67. Bawinile May Thabethe (nomination declined) 

68. Adv Tseliso Thipanyane 

69. Adv Randal Titus 

70. Khunoana Harry Tswago 

71. Vuyisa Vuza 

72. Hermanus Lambertus Waldicks 

73. Justice Sharise Weiner

– News24

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