Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has allegedly crossed the floor from former party ANC to spirited opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA).
This development comes after Thuli Madonsela vowed that she would not be returning to the ANC, a party that she was once actively involved. Close sources reveal that she will soon have a position in the DA structure. She has been seen around a number of DA’s top leadership.
Madonsela, who left the button stick to new Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has since joined The University of Stellenbosch as chairwoman of social justice in its law faculty. She has reportedly added her duties by becoming a fully fledged member of the DA.
She has been a thorn in President Jacob Zuma’s flesh, and this is cited as one of the major causes of her not feeling welcome in the current ANC setup, headed by Zuma. Madonsela said the president needed to answer questions about his relationship with the Gupta family, and afterwards grilled him over the matter. She further went to provide damming evidence about the Gupta family visitors’ list, which included a number of public parastatal bosses and government ministers.
Her alleged move to the DA has been seen coming by a number of political analysts, who saw DA Leader Mmusi Maimane’s hand working through Madonsela.