Public Protector candidate shortlisting begins tomorrow

Project manager of Corruption Watch's Public Protector campaign, Kavisha Pillay, says Parliament has accepted a ‘high level background check’ on all the public protector candidates, conducted by Corruption Watch and the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU).

The Parliamentary Ad Hoc Committee, tasked with finding a replacement for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, has asked Corruption Watch and DGRU to present their report to Parliament tomorrow.

Pillay says out of the 62 candidates, there is only one who doesn't meet the requirements. And Parliament's task of shortlisting candidates which begins tomorrow, will be difficult.

A lot of candidates meet the formal requirement. There was only one person who was a pharmacist, and doesn’t meet any of the requirements. But I think it’s going to be quite difficult for them to shortlist because there is some real good candidates.

Kavisha Pillay, project manager of Corruption Watch's public protector campaign

We have just heard that the Committee will start shortlisting people tomorrow. Each political party will put forward its short listed candidates and they are going to start a process of shortlisting.

Kavisha Pillay, project manager of Corruption Watch's public protector campaign

One of the candidates, Judge Seraj Desai, had rape charges against him, though he has made it clear he was acquitted, Pillay says the circumstances and facts surrounding the case were questionable.

I know Dr Khoza who is the chairperson of the committee said they have received many objections with the certain candidates. And I'm wondering whether it was against Mr Desai. But I'm sure she will be able to clarify that in tomorrow's meeting.

Kavisha Pillay, project manager of Corruption Watch's public protector campaign

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