Wow!! Thuli Madonsela Emerges Winner Of Forbes Africa’s Person Of Year Award

Thuli Madonsela

Thuli Madonsela

The feisty Madonsela is the sixth recipient of the accolade‚ which was announced at an award ceremony in Kenya on Thursday evening.

Madonsela graced the awards in a flowing silk red gown with detailed lace patterns.

She beat two African presidents‚ a fellow South African and a country.

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Fellow nominees for the Person of the Year award included Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli‚ Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib‚ fellow South African and founder of Capitec Bank Michiel le Roux‚ and the people of Rwanda.

The first winner of the Person of the Year award was former Nigeria central bank governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi‚ now Muhammad Sanusi II‚ emir of Kano.

Previous winners:

2012  – James Mwangi‚ chief executive of Equity Bank‚ Kenya

2013 – Akinwumi Adesina‚ the Minister of Agriculture in Nigeria and now head of the African Development Bank

2014 – Aliko Dangote‚ chairperson and chief executive of the Dangote Group‚ Nigeria

2015 – Mohammed Dewji‚ chief executive of MeTL Group‚ Tanzania

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