Thuli Madonsela Biography: Age, Husband, Education, Family, House, Salary, Net Worth & Contact Details

Basic Information

Stage Name: Thuli Madonsela
Real Name: Thulisile Nomkhosi Madonsela
Occupation: Ombudsman, Advocate, Professor of Law, Political Activist
Date Of Birth/Age:
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Gender: Female
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Widow

Dick Foxton (Engaged)

Education: University of Swaziland

University of Witswatersrand


Thulisile Nomkhosi Madonsela, popularly known as Thuli Madonsela, is a South African and Professor of Law who holds a chair in social justice at Stellenbosch University since January 2018. Thuli served as the public protector of South Africa from 19 October 2009 to 14 October 2016. Also, in 1996, Thuli helped draft the final constitution of South Africa, which then-President promulgated.


Thuli Madonsela was born on the 28th day of September in 1962 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. She celebrated her 58th birthday in September 2020.


Thuli Madonsela is a widow. She and her late husband had two children. However, her husband died while their children were very young, and she had to raise them as a single parent. Thuli remained single all through the years until news broke in late July 2018 that she had gotten engaged. She is believed to be engaged to Dick Foxton, a public relations consultant.


Thuli Madonsela grew up in Soweto and attended Evelyn Baring High School in Inhlangano in Swaziland. It is where her family originates. In 1987, Thuli graduated with a BA in Law from the University of Swaziland. Also, in 1990, she graduated with an LLB from the University of Witswatersrand. She was awarded a Doctor Of Laws degree, LL.D. (Honoris causa) on March 26, 2015, by Stellenbosch University. She also received another LL.D. (Honoris causa) from the University of Cape Town at Jameson Hall on June 11, 2015. Madonsela also has an Honorary Doctorate from Rhodes University and the University of Fort Hare.


Thuli Madonsela and her late husband had two children before he passed. Her daughter is named Wenzile Madonsela, whereas her son is Mbusowabantu Fidel. She raised them as a single parent following the passing of her husband.

In early 2012, it was revealed that Thuli’s son, Mbusowabantu, had taken her official vehicle (while she was asleep) and crashed it in Moreleta Park. Details about the accident are sketchy, but some say he had swerved to avoid a dog. Thuli committed to paying for the damages and stated that her son would not receive any special treatment.


Thuli Madonsela does not share photos of her home on social media.


In 2016, it was revealed that the Public Protector earns as much as a judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal (R2,173,470 /year). According to the Public Protector Act, the Public Protector’s salary must not dip below the earnings of a high court judge – R1,765,934 /annum. However, there is no specified maximum salary.

Net Worth

The exact net worth of Thuli Madonsela Madonsela is not known to the general public as it has never been revealed.

Contact Details

Thuli Madonsela is active on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where she points out matters regarding injustices. You can also reach out to her via telephone or email.

  • (+27) 61 179 9327 (IB-MD)
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