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Ramaphosa appoints Advocate Gcaleka as the public protector

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka as the Public Protector. This follows the National Assembly's approval of her appointment into office with 244 votes which met the required 60% vote threshold on 19th October. Accroding to the statement issued by the office of the President, Kholeka’s non-renewable seven year term came into effect on Wednesday. "President Cyril Ramaphosa has in terms of section 193(4) of Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and on the recommendation of the National Assembly, appointed Advocate Nompilo Kholeka Gcaleka as Public Protector of the Republic of South Africa for a non-renewable term of seven years with effect from 1 November 2023," Presidency spokesperson Vincent Magwenya. Magwenya added that "the President wishes Advocate Gcaleka well in her position and trust that she will serve the people of South Africa with honor and dedication."