SONA2016: Thuli Madonsela shines in yellow "celebration" dress

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Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela stands out in a bright yellow gown designed by Gert-Johan Coetzee at the 2016 State of the Nation address at Parliament in Cape Town, 11 February 2016.

PARLIAMENT – Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela stunned the media at the State of the Nation Address  in Cape Town in a spectacular yellow dress.

As she walked on the red carpet, the media jostled for her attention, shouting, “Thuli, Thuli” trying to get an interview with her.

PHOTO: The train of Thuli Madonsela&39;s yellow dress. eNCA/Dianne Hawker

eNCA reporter Annika Larsen interviewed Madonsela (watch the video above).

Her gown was designed by Gert-Johan Coetzee and the Public Protector said it was a “celebration” dress after the Constitutional Court hearing into the Nkandla debacle.

“Tuesday was great not because the winner takes it all, it was great because we all came together to embrace the constitution,” said Madonsela.

“Ultimately the judges will decide but ultimately there was a spirit of understanding and a spirit of accepting the supremacy of the Constitution and the notion that no one is above the law,” she said.

Madonsela was praised for her outfit on social media.

Some said the dress was similar to what radio and television personality Bonang Matheba wore to the 2015 Durban July.