Thuli Madonsela tells Mandy Wiener What’s Next in interview with Marie Claire
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela reveals what’s next for her when she leaves office in October in an interview with investigative journalist Mandy Wiener in Marie Claire magazine’s August issue, which hits the streets this week.
In the feature entitled: ‘The People’s Protector’, Madonsela shares her fears, how the job has changed her and what comes next for the woman who embodies the fight against corruption. She reveals that a 15-month sabbatical is on the cards and for the first time speaks about exploring a completely new direction in textiles.
Wiener also looks at how Madonsela has overhauled the public view of the office and asks: She changed the job. But did the job change her? To which Madonsela replies: “If there is one thing I’ve learned it is that wrong things are not done by bad people. Good people do wrong things. It seems to me that when people feel their back is against the wall, whatever the reasons, even if they’re the wrong reasons, good people do extremely terrible things.”
New Marie Claire editor, Jackie May (previously with The Times) chose Madonsela for Marie Claire’s special Women’s Month August issue because in her words: “We owe Madonsela a huge vote of thanks: for the work she has done, and for the inspirational role model that she is.”
Madonsela was photographed by acclaimed photographer Aubrey Jonsson for the feature.