Desai, Hofmeyr, Malunga make Public Protector shortlist.

Former head of the Asset Forfeiture Unit and current prosecutor Willie Hofmeyr, ex-deputy Public Protector Mamiki Shai and her deputy Kevin Malunga are the front runners to succeed Thuli Madonsela.

This was after Parliament yesterday shortlisted 14 candidates from a list of 64 individuals nominated to be the next Public Protector.

MPs in the ad hoc committee shortlisted Western Cape High Court Judge Siraj Desai.

The list was trimmed from 64 names to 14 candidates that will be interviewed in August.

Parly has until the end of August to find a suitable candidate.