Full list of public protector nominees released


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Fifty-nine names remain after Nhlanhla Nene, Gerrie Nel and other prominent names rejected the nomination.

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

2. 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


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