The 5th Annual Tutu Peace Lecture was held at the University of the Western Cape, titled “Democracy and Peace: What’s law got to do with it?”, and was presented by South African Public Protector, Advocate, Thulisile (Thuli) Madonsela.
Among many of Thuli’s lifelong achievements, she had helped draft the final constitution of South Africa announced by the then-President Nelson Mandela. In her address, Thuli expressed her gratefulness for being invited to the event, stating “it is a great honour for me to be associated with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as he is a crusader for justice, peace, and general human goodness or Ubuntu”.
She reflected on her years of experience being an advocate, and her work at the High Court of South Africa on constitutional law, human rights, equality, and much more. She explained that “world peace and democracy is a timely conversation. Peace is something the world is desperately searching for right now, and law is not everything – because it does not force peace, as peace is not the absence of war”.
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