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South Africa Protector of the Powerless Is Nation's Most Powerful Personi
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May 02, 2014 11:01 AM
South Africa's public protector enjoys a formidable reputation -- and higher approval ratings than her boss, President Jacob Zuma. Thuli Madonsela has grabbed headlines in South Africa in the last few years for exposing government wrongdoing -- and recently, spearing the president himself in a major corruption scandal. And her fame is spreading: she was recently named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people. In Pretoria, South Africa, VOA's Anita Powell reports.

South Africa Protector of the Powerless Is Nation's Most Powerful Person

Published May 02, 2014

South Africa's public protector enjoys a formidable reputation -- and higher approval ratings than her boss, President Jacob Zuma. Thuli Madonsela has grabbed headlines in South Africa in the last few years for exposing government wrongdoing -- and recently, spearing the president himself in a major corruption scandal. And her fame is spreading: she was recently named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people. In Pretoria, South Africa, VOA's Anita Powell reports.


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