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South Africa's 'Iron Lady' talks to Africanews about tackling corruption

South Africa's 'Iron Lady' talks to Africanews about tackling corruption

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South Africa’s Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela knows all too well the risks associated with holding public officials to account.

She fearlessly investigated and demanded the country’s embattled President Jacob Zuma pays back part of the 16 million US dollars of state funds used to upgrade his private residence.

And although she appears to have mastered the rough terrain of her job, the one thing she probably did not anticipate was to receive death threats for her work on the Nkandla scandal.

Africa news caught up with Thuli Madonsela who remains fearless as the country’s top anti corruption official.