Public protector needs support
THE PAN Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) reiterated during the farewell of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela that the institution should be supported by all sectors of society to be able to do its democratic work.
The institution cannot be allowed to be compromised by opportunists who have their own narrow desires, and neither can its incumbents sell the soul of the institution which is meant to protect the public.
To attack the public protector will not help anyone, but will cost ordinary citizens who do not have access to courts, as they are very expensive.
We urge the current public protector to stop behaving like a dominant faction within the governing party, and instead attend to the important cases of ordinary South Africans. The incumbent should also stop her obsession with the work of her predecessor Madonsela.
She should just take up where Madonsela left off and do more sterling work.
An attack on that institution is a direct attack on the poor because the public protector was meant to service ordinary South Africans, ensuring accessibility of justice. But corrupt politicians are politicising the institution.
We will lose our trust and confidence in this important institution because of what these wolves seek to do. PAC Spokesperson