Cape Town - Twitter was ablaze with requests calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to consider former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to be appointed as the new director of public prosecutions.
This comes after the Constitutional Court judgment that ruled the departure of former National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana, after he received a R17 million golden handshake, was illegal.
Activist Yusuf Abramjee tweeted: "Advocate @ThuliMadonsela3 is the best candidate for National Director of Public Prosecutions. She has credibility, integrity and has all the required knowledge to ensure justice is served."
Twitter user @AdvBarryRoux tweeted "Retweet if you agree that Cyril Ramaphosa should appoint Thuli Madonsela as the new #NDPP."
Johan Van Zyl threw his weight behind the movement, requesting that Madonsela be considered for the post.
Constitutional Court @ConCourtSA August 13, 2018— JG (Johan) van Zyl ✍ (@JGvanZyl_ZA) August 13, 2018
Abrahams and Nxasana cannot constitutionally hold office as head of public prosecutions, @CyrilRamaphosa was required to appoint a new director of public prosecutions within 90 days.
Please consider Thuli Madonsela for NPA post. pic.twitter.com/wZA5k0s6qQ
More South Africans took to Twitter to support the call.
Adv.Thuli Madonsela should be nominated for the position of new NPA head.— Owen Chipen (@wa_chipen) August 13, 2018
Has so much respect for advocate Thuli Madonsela. I wish she could start an initiative to teach Africans to tell truth to those in authority without fear and to uphold the law at whatever cost. https://t.co/i3mAIFxdpn— Naomi chitambira (@chitambiran) August 13, 2018
There are those who are saying Thuli Madonsela must not be made head NDPP because she will bring chaos. What chaos? Bring down your favourite politicians and criminals without fear or favour? We don't want an unknown puppet. The NPA must be restored to their glory days.— Not Adv Ngcukaitobi (@AdvNgcukaitobi) August 13, 2018
President Ramaphosa plz appoint professor Thuli Madonsela as yo new NDPP to restore the credibility of that office plz— Anele Ndlazi Somlibo (@anelemabandla82) August 13, 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa has to appoint a NDPP within 90 days.IOL