'WE should be choosing the public protector, NOT the politicians'

In his latest column for Business Day, Steven Friedman suggests bringing an end to the current method of appointing the public protector.

We have to find some way of moving away from this ridiculous situation where politicians choose who will be guiding over them.

Steven Friedman, Columist - Business Day

Friedman instead proposes a 'citizen panel' - a concept, he says, which has been tried and tested in other countries.

You randomly choose a hundred citizens so that they represent the full spectrum of the society... and they deliberate and come up with a decision.

Steven Friedman, Columist - Business Day

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