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Mantashe praises Madonsela, who “saved the ANC from itself”

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe had a few kind words for outgoing Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Well, more than kind to be honest.

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Well now isn’t that nice, oll’ Gwede giving Thuli a shout-out before she calls it a day.

Mantashe was speaking at a farewell hosted in honour of Madonsela when he sad she had saved the ANC from itself, from time to time.

Mantashe attended the event hosted in Jozi on Wednesday night alongside other prominent figures, all there to see Madonsela off – and likely congratulate her on a job bloody well done – and the SG was in a particularly good mood.

“You saved us from ourselves from time to time, that is something we have not acknowledged publicly, but do so quietly,” Mantashe said, adding that Madonsela must admit she would have had a pretty boring seven years without the ANC.

The SG said Thuli’s legacy will be felt by all, especially the ruling party, which she leaves wiser than before her term started.

“Every report made us think – it became a point of learning. I assure you that you leave the ANC a wiser party, as you go.”

“I will miss is your visits to our offices as a party to ask us difficult questions and to allow us to engage you,” Mantashe said.