Former public protector, Thuli Madonsela is the focus of a new documentary that is now available exclusively on Showmax.

Whispering Truth to Power follows Madonsela in her last year as the Public Protector.

Madonsela became a household name when she challenged former president Jacob Zuma on the illegal use of state funds. Had that not been enough, she was also the name behind the damning State of Capture report.

The documentary has already garnered international acclaim by winning the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs. Judges at Hot Docs praised Whispering Truth to Power for “its timely portrait of a bad-ass public servant who uses her office for good at a pivotal moment in South African politics.”

The documentary does focus on politics but it also gives viewers a glimpse into the personal life and her relationship with her daughter who had a different view of political priorities.

Whispering Truth to Power was directed by Shameela Seedat who has previously worked at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, UNIFEM in New York and the Institute for Democracy in South Africa.

The documentary is available to stream on Showmax today.