Candidates shortlisted for new Public Protector named
Parliament’s ad-hoc committee has released the names of 59 candidates shortlisted to take over from Thuli Madonsela as the country’s new Public Protector in October.
In a statement, Parliamentary Communication spokesperson, Temba Gubula, said a total of 73 candidates were nominated by the June 24th closing date, with seven declining their nomination and three being unreachable by the closure of business on Monday.
Those declining included former President Thabo Mbeki, former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, Advocate Gerrie Nel, former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Head Vusi Pikoli and the wife of the late former President Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel.
Although listed, Gubula said Madonsela would not be allowed to contest as the law governing the Public Protector does not allow for a second seven-year term to be served.
“The Committee is very impressed with the calibre of nominees and applicants, received and says this is an indication that South Africans thoroughly applied their minds in putting forward their nominees,” Gubula said.
He stated that members of the public would be allowed to scrutinise the candidates by clicking on their names as listed on Parliament’s website, and that objections and comments would be open until July 8th.
“Candidates will receive a questionnaire to complete and return it to the Committee. The information obtained will be used as supplementary information in order to assist the Committee with short-listing and interviewing. Questionnaires will be sent to candidates from 29 June and are expected to be returned no later than 08 July,” Gubula said.
“We want to appeal to people who will be making comments and objections to disclose their identity in order to authenticate their submissions. It should also be borne in mind that, objections against a nominee or applicant will not be automatically used to eliminate a particular candidate”.
The names of the shortlisted candidates are as follows:
|Mr Bernard Peter Agulhas|
|Adv Rhulani Ralph Baloyi|
|Prof Narnia Bohler-Muller|
|Mr Vincent James Botto|
|Adv Nonkosi Princess Cetywayo|
|Mr Raymond Edward Chalom|
|Prof Pierre de Vos|
|Judge Sirajudien Desai|
|Mr Phillip Dexter|
|Adv Pumeza Futshane|
|Adv Mathys Johannes Gildenhuys|
|Adv MT Goodman (nee’ Shai)|
|Prof Alexander Mzamo Gumbi|
|Adv Mark Andrew Hawyes|
|Mr Nick Haysom|
|Mr William Andrew Hofmeyr|
|Adv Zarina Kellerman (nee’ Prasadh)|
|Adv KB Kgoroeadira|
|Mr Ashook Kirpal|
|Mr Burt Silverston Laing|
|Ms Muvhango Lukhaimane|
|Mr Prince Sefako Mafojane|
|Adv Mohale Joseph Maluleke|
|Adv Kevin Sifiso Malunga|
|Ms Lynnette Gail Marais|
|Ms Busisiwe Mkhwebane|
|Mr Vickqus Nkosikhona Mncube|
|Adv Hishaam Mohamed|
|Mrs M Mohlala-Mulaudzi|
|Adv Chris Madibeng Mokoditwa|
|Mr Ronnie Samuel Mokoena|
|Mr Thokwane Phineas Post Moloto|
|Mr Tjitlo Monaledi|
|Ms Audrey Mpofu|
|Adv Dali Mpofu SC|
|Adv Loyiso Khanyisa Bunye Mpumlwana|
|Mrs M Mthebule|
|Adv MM Mthembu|
|Mr Themba Phillip Mthethwa|
|Adv Philani Pilatu Sydney Mthethwa|
|Ms Janine Kim Myburgh|
|Mr Krish Naidoo|
|Mr Malcolm John Sphiwe Nhleko|
|Ms Sophy Moipone Noko|
|Ms Vuyokazi Pamella Noncembu|
|Ms Nokuthula Sincercia Nwaoshai|
|Mr Mthuthuzeki Moshesh Nyiki|
|Mrs Jill Claudelle Oliphant|
|Ms Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh|
|Mr Tshepiso David Humphrey Ramphele|
|Mr Riaz Achmed Saloojee|
|Mr Jonas Ben Sibanyoni|
|Mr Boiki-John Tamako|
|Adv Tseliso Thipanyane|
|Adv Randal Titus|
|Mr Khunoana Harry Tswago|
|Mr Vuyisa Vuza|
|Mr Hermanus Lambertus Waldicks|
|Justice Sharise Weiner|
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