As she walked on the red carpet, the media jostled for her attention, shouting, “Thuli, Thuli” trying to get an interview with her.
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.
— Sisonke Msimang (@Sisonkemsimang) February 11, 2016
Adv Thuli Madonsela Rocked A Rihanna.... #SONA2016
— Mthembu_Qhudeni ♏ (@Kush_Kndy) February 11, 2016
Some said the dress was similar to what radio and television personality Bonang Matheba wore to the 2015 Durban July.
— YoMZansi (@yoMzansi) February 11, 2016