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

May 02, 2014 07:01 AM
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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.