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DA: New NPA appointment astonishing

2011-01-14 17:02

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has failed the country in appointing Advocate Nomgcoba Jiba as a deputy director of National Prosecutions, the Democratic Alliance said on Friday.

“Just as his appointment of Menzi Simelane as National Director of Public Prosecutions induced a sense of shock, the appointment of Jiba has caused astonishment,” the DA’s Dene Smuts said in a statement.
 
Jiba made the headlines in 2007 for leading in the arrest of her NPA colleague Gerrie Nel just as Nel was working on the corruption case against Jackie Selebi.

Jiba got Nel arrested over claims that he had interfered in the prosecution of an investigator convicted of pursuing a cover-up during his investigation of corruption at the Mpumalanga Economic Empowerment Commission.

The charges against Nel were later dropped.

‘All the president’s men and women’

Smuts said: “A deputy national director, like the NDPP, must under the NPA Act be a fit and proper person with due regard paid to conscientiousness and integrity.

“Jiba on all available versions of her history at the NPA engaged in both political and personal plotting utterly unbecoming a prosecutor, in each case directed at senior prosecutor Nel.”

The DA accused Zuma of “creating some spare capacity and depth at the top of the NPA, putting all the president’s men and women in place”.

“Mr Zuma is failing in his solemn duty as president of the republic to make proper appointments.”

Smuts promised that the DA will try to establish with Justice Minister Jeff Radebe when he appears before the justice committee what position he took when consulted on Jiba’s appointment.

She said they will also ask about the appointment of the “somewhat obscure” Advocate Nomvula Mokhatla into the other position of deputy director of National Prosecutions.

“If he was in agreement or simply limp-wristed then he too is failing in his duty.”

Government spokesperson Themba Maseko refused to comment on the matter and referred News24 to presidency spokesperson Zizi Kodwa. Kodwa referred News24 to justice department spokesperson Tlali Tlali. No comment was available at the time of publishing.

Comments
  • awwgee - 2011-01-14 17:18

    Do all of these "spokes people" get paid to do this job - and why on earth is a minister not able to "talk"???? I guess that the job of the opposition (DA) to continue the fight against std3 and the anc, but quite frankly this anc don't care a damn about any opinion other than their own. They are hell bent on doing everything "dodgy" without having to explain their actions. Guess that is what democracy is all about, and the anc voters will continue to vote for them, and then demonstrate the next week about lack of delivery!!!

      chappy - 2011-06-15 13:01

      The clinical definition of insanity is repeating the same task over and over and expecting a different result each time..... which leads me to believe that most voters in this country should be committed.

      chappy - 2011-06-15 13:02

      The clinical definition of insanity is repeating the same task over and over and expecting a different result each time..... which leads me to believe that most voters in this country should be committed.

  • josua.1989 - 2011-01-14 17:23

    another day in paradise

  • Other Justin - 2011-01-14 17:34

    ANC-PF useless, useless, useless!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, we don't need Boswil Wilkie circus, we can just watch the ANC-PF clowns play.

      Mart - 2011-01-15 08:29

      the difference between a Circus and the ANC is that in a Circus the clowns don't run the show !

  • Pothole - 2011-01-14 17:44

    another step closer to the inevitable

      woogy - 2011-01-14 18:07

      One man one goat

      V. Zela - 2011-01-14 18:26

      @Khoisan Don't try to be clever you embarrass yourself and us

      Grant - 2011-01-14 18:27

      @khoisan. You need to be praying for yourself, not Pothole. "What is wrong with arresting people even if you are wrong for arresting them in the first place" WTF???? You definately need educating you moron!! The only true fool is one who does not realise he is a fool.

      burtfred - 2011-01-14 18:29

      Khoisan said: "What is wrong with arresting people, even if you wrong for arresting them in the first place. People get arrested all time and charges are dropped. If you don't yet know what is wrong with this, please refrain from making a fool of yourself. History records many "leaders" with similar opinions as yours. They had their heads chopped off. Rather just keep quiet.

      Nibiru - 2011-01-14 18:47

      @Khoisan Don't drink and drive and don't drink and comment

      Benny66 - 2011-01-14 18:48

      @Khoisan. The trouble with being an intelectual as clearly you are is that ordinary folk like me don't understand what the hell it is that you're trying to say. It must be pretty lonely up there?

      burtfred - 2011-01-14 18:53

      @Khoisan Recourse to which courts exactly? You call yourself "khoisan" - you think people's race is important, don't you?

      Khoisan - 2011-01-14 19:03

      Nibiru, Welcome home from your exploits on the playground. I know you are tired, but please contribute intellectually to a political debate courtesy of the DA's Smuts, who got nothing to do than being reactionary whenever Zuma fart. Have they proposed an alternative to the appointee? Nope. Have you contributed to the debate in a constructive manner? Nope. Please burn your matric certificate; it was given to you in sympathy. Come back with real debate, mate!

      Khoisan - 2011-01-14 19:20

      Benny. The problem for not understanding me, is not because your brain is tired, it's because you were not taught how to debate. The idea behind debate is the exchange of opposing views and belief systems through an intellectual process. I can't help it if you had no political schooling other than being taught to "don't like them".

      Khoisan - 2011-01-14 19:33

      Khoisan - 14 minutes ago Report comment Burtfred. Last that I've checked the very same court you appeared in for your divorce and then for your a non-support matter. I am who I want to be called and for your education the term Khoisan, contrary to what your Apartheid school taught you, does not refer to a race, but to a family of languages spoken in Southern Africa [syn: Khoisan language}]. I've been saying all along you need to re-educated Mr. Van Riebeeck"

      PlayOn - 2011-01-14 20:03

      @Khoisan: Do you have too much time on your hands tonight?

      Khoisan - 2011-01-14 20:17

      PlayOn. Actually there is 10 of us under the Khoisan pseudonym.

      Worldwise - 2011-01-15 11:24

      Ha ha! The Khoisan group needs ten people to debate a post others have to go it alone on! Can't you lot afford your own computers are are you too dumb to think of alternate pseudonyms? They called the PAC 3 men and a fax machine, we now have the Khoisan group on News24 with 10 men and one pseudonym/computer. And they're not even coherent! Khoisan, how would you lot like to be arrested for something you didn't do?

  • Dilly - 2011-01-14 18:02

    GOING...GOING....GONE

  • franssmith100 - 2011-01-14 18:26

    julst like the da said "all the kings men and woman" - how can there be any justice left in sa - what it means is that they (the cadres) can murder and steal as much as they want and be protected from prosecution. i am leaving sa and i feel very sorry for those who cant (i also thought i could not untill i took the challenge and it is quite easy)... or those who does not want to risk a few rand, a house, a car - all material things

  • William - 2011-01-14 18:33

    "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first."Thomas Jefferson....unfortunately to late for SA.

  • oxygen - 2011-01-14 19:02

    Sick Sick sick sick sick sick sick

  • Khoisan - 2011-01-14 19:09

    Benny. The problem for not understanding me, is not because your brain is tired, it's because you were not taught how to debate. The idea behind debate is the exchange of opposing views and belief systems through an intellectual process. I can't help it if you had no political schooling other than being taught to "don't like them".

      Worldwise - 2011-01-15 11:27

      Yes, but you don't have 10 people, like you claim belong to the Khoisan preudonym, debating with single opposers. Learn the rules of debate Khoisan group! Or is mob rule acceptable to you lot?

  • Khoisan - 2011-01-14 19:17

    Burtfred. Last that I've checked the very same court you appeared in for your divorce and then for your non-support matter. I am who I want to be called and for your education the term Khoisan, contrary to what your Apartheid school taught you, does not refer to a race, but to a family of languages spoken in Southern Africa [syn: Khoisan language}]. I've been saying all along you need to re-educated Mr. Van Riebeeck"

      burtfred - 2011-01-14 19:45

      You have assumed that I am not the same "colour" as you. How presumptious and racist can one be? For your information, Mr obnoxious, racist, priveleged Khoisan, I have been married to the same person for 32 years and she regularly tells me that she is very happy about that. I have never attended an "apartheid" school. I am fully aware of the meaning of "Khoisan". If this langauge is so important and relevant in a modern world, can you please tell me where I can blog in Khoisan? I would love to excercise my linguistic talents. Unlike you, I would never ignore a court order, unless that order was to unfairly arrest someone. You are engulfed and empowered by your new-found importance which is based solely on skin colour. Humanity is far, far bigger than a couple of million pissed-off black South Africans. Especially political and racist miscreants like you. Get a life, chill, and learn to accept your fellow travellers in our magnificent country.

      Worldwise - 2011-01-15 11:32

      Really Khoisan? Then why did Benny Alexander change his name to Khoisan X! if he thought it didn't refer to a person or race? So the Khoisan people didn't exist but their language did according to your post? You lot are far too intellectual for me, I never would have imagined a language capable of existing without a race of people. Anywhere I can learn Khoisan?

  • dictator - 2011-01-14 19:51

    The blind leading the blind,from the boat into the ocean but guess what...the white man can swim..

  • Khoisan - 2011-01-14 20:24

    Burtfred, I'll keep it short, get a life and go seek political enlightment.

      burtfred - 2011-01-14 20:56

      Thank God you kept it short. You sprout such agressive, racist rubbish that no-one needs. What is "political enlightenment"? If I where to vote for the ANC, would I then be "enlightened"?

      Khoisan - 2011-01-14 21:37

      Buthead. You don't get it. Political Enlightment is a process of cleansing from having warped views wherein one reacts only and have now alternative to offer. Stop being childish now with the racist crap. Go to bed and hope that when you wake up tomorrow, you would have more substance to contribute to the debate. Now call that instruction also being racist, you twit.My boy go rest.

      ss - 2011-01-14 22:02

      Please can you just go away. Nobody realy cares about what you have to say. We all know that you are a bored little white kid that is looking for some attention. in other word's you are a troll

      Worldwise - 2011-01-15 11:38

      Oh, so only Khoisan has been politically enlightened in his own view. Now who was it spewing warped views and racist trash again? What alternative do you have to offer Khoisan? Appoint criminals to the NPA? Brilliant alternative I must say. Definitely a world first! Ironically and sadly, this is world first. Wonder how many politically enlightened countries will follow?

  • AquaticApe - 2011-01-14 20:47

    And so Jayzee ensures that he'll not be charged in an open court of law to answer for his oh so obvious crimes. Shame on the ANC - they expose themselves as just another of the failed governments on our poor continent. Democracy escapes them.

  • Dave - 2011-01-14 21:01

    In response to questions posed. Yes, actually it is unlawful to arrest people without evidence to the crime for which they are arrested for. That is why in many of these cases substantial damages are awarded. the article is not as whether Mr Nel asked the Da to be his spokesman, the article and debate is as to whether Advocate Jiba was fit to be appointed in the position. Descending into personal attacks is not on individuals who present a different opinion is really the lowest form of debate

      Dave - 2011-01-14 21:02

      fat fingers...delete ïs not" in last sentenance

  • people.3000 - 2011-01-14 23:05

    I honestly did not think the ANC (I have to state it again...ruling party not the people!!!!!) can surprise or wow me anymore, but alas, I was wrong! Ow wena!Disbelieve...

  • maseratifitt - 2011-01-14 23:31

    "Government spokesperson Themba Maseko refused to comment on the matter and referred News24 to presidency spokesperson Zizi Kodwa. Kodwa referred News24 to justice department spokesperson Tlali Tlali. No comment was available at the time of publishing." No wonder awwgee is upset. 3 Spokespersons and no spokes! I don't know about you okes, but my guess is that the ANC just wants to control everything! Good for their pockets, but not good for democracy and our Nation.

  • Mart - 2011-01-15 08:48

    the decision to appoint her will not reversed, get used to it. as I see it this again highlights the importance of having a free press which can be engaged to 'police' the good and bad in Government. the point I am trying to make is that her appointment is arguably tainted by what has gone before, so she should be 'tagged' by the press as a risk to freedom and true justice and reporters should be assigned to her 'case' for let's say the next 12 months. each and everything she touches must be dissected and evaluated so if she so much as hiccups out of sequence, she must be crucified along with her accomplices, even if he happens to be the President.

  • Lionel - 2011-06-15 12:31

    It's the Banana Republic! Give them all medals.

      VADERLAND - 2011-06-15 12:55

      Yeah we should have a freaking congressional medal of honour for Zuma successfully dodging 750 odd corruption charges.

  • York Hunt - 2011-06-15 12:46

    The lunatics are running the asylum!

  • VADERLAND - 2011-06-15 12:52

    Nice to see Zuma reward backstabbers

  • York Hunt - 2011-06-15 13:29

    It's a joke. Not a funny one though...

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