“Please, can we have her as president!” one pleaded. Thulisile Madonsela is a lawyer and public protector in Johannesburg, South Africa. Amid the uncertainties and struggles in South Africa, she stood up to the ruling class and raised the hopes of the ordinary citizen. "They didn’t bargain for what they were going to be getting,” said David Lewis, executive director of Corruption Watch, a nonprofit civil society group. “I think she’s the most highly regarded public servant in the country.”

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