Selebi, the ANC and justice
The ANC would want us to believe that the guilty verdict of prominent cadre, Comrade Jackie Selebi is proof that democracy and the justice system works.
As so often before they conveniently forget to mention their desperate attempts to prevent Selebi’s prosecution; the vilification of Frene Ginwala for frustrating their attempts to hound Vusi Pikoli – the man that spearheaded the prosecution of Selebi – out of the justice system and the party; the fact that the two people spearheading the attack against Pikoli, Simelani and Shabangu, were promoted whilst Pikoli was condemned and silenced.
Ironically, the ANC, quick to claim the high ground, feel they can now turn around and say the same justice system decided not to prosecute Zuma for his corruption. People with short memories would’ve forgotten by now that the justice system personnel that made the Zuma decision did not include Vusi Pikoli. By that time Pikoli was dispatched to the outer fringes of the justice system; left to rot; an outcast; replaced by acting NPA head and Lay Judge Mokotedi Mpshe – remember his plagiarised, staged-for-media judgment on the Zuma case?
Mpshe for his loyal work was nominated to be a real judge and the man credited with bringing Pikoli down - Zuma hatchet man and prime stooge, Mendi Simelane - was awarded with Pikoli’s job, enabling him to continue to prosecute in true Zuma style where the truth is fuzzy and justice often warped.
It is not surprising then that the ANC, despite the judge in the Selebi case mentioning the unwavering honesty and integrity of Vusi Pikoli, will not take that cursed name on their lips when taking credit for the successful prosecution of the crook, Selebi.
At least the ANC can rest assured only cadres of their choice will be prosecuted. Small fish like Selebi will have to be fried from time to time in an attempt to fool those naïve enough - and there are many, believe me - to believe a grain of honesty and integrity remains on that ship of fools.
In the mean time, whilst the praises of our Justice system - especially the prosecuting authority - is sung, they refuse to prosecute or even investigate the bribery and corruption case of Comrade Rasool, whose reward - having paid corrupt journalist to act as his personal praise singers with great apparent success, are ready to fly off into the wide blue yonder to represent moral and just South Africa in the USA where he will, no doubt espouse the wholesomeness of the great leader and the ANC government.
If that is not enough, the great minister of the airwaves, Siphiwe Nyanda, are reaping the rewards of his corrupt relationships with deployed cadre Gama, another small fish, who was sadly victimised and subsequently displaced by misguided forces in the ANC.
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