At the Diakonia Council of Churches Annual Lecture and Awards Ceremony held on 8th September the outgoing Public Protector Thulisile ‘Thuli’ Madonsela was the keynote speaker.

She said there were no grey areas when it came to the ethics that should be practised by public officials. “Ethical conduct is about doing the right things the right way; not that the ends justify the means, but simply doing the right thing, it did not matter what the outcomes were.”

She said the public could assist the Office of the Public Protector by monitoring whether the Constitution was being violated or ignored. She urged people to report injustices to the office when they had “no other recourse.”

At the ceremony she was honoured with the 2016 Diakonia Human Rights Award for her extraordinary courage and patriotism. The Church leaders then blessed and prayed for Ms Madonsela.

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