Pikoli to head forensics unit

2010-08-04 10:43

Pretoria - Former national director of public prosecutions Vusi Pikoli has been appointed to head the Gobodo Incorporated forensics unit, the company said on Wednesday.

Gobodo's CEO Nonkululeko Gobodo said Pikoli’s appointment had come as the firm was expanding its forensics unit.

“Good governance and transparency have become increasingly crucial in this era that has witnessed an increase in corporate fraud and corruption," she said.

Pikoli, who has been working in the legal field for more than 20 years, was suspended by former president Thabo Mbeki for not backing down on the prosecution of former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi.

Selebi was on Tuesday sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment for corruption.

Gobodo was established in 1996 by a group of black chartered accountants.

Pikoli took the helm of the unit at the beginning of this month.