I’m not going to disturb things - Heath

2011-11-30 10:49
Johannesburg - Newly appointed Special Investigating Unit (SIU) head Willem Heath was not planning on changing any current investigations, according to a report on Wednesday.

"I'm not going to disturb things," he told The Star newspaper.

"There are many investigations under way and pending, and I am not going to change that."

Zuma announced Heath's appointment on Tuesday, to "ease the pressure" on Willie Hofmeyr, the deputy national director of public prosecutions, who has headed the SIU and the Asset Forfeiture Unit.

Heath, seen as being close to President Jacob Zuma, played a role in the dropping of corruption charges against Zuma before the 2009 elections.

But Heath told The Star: "As far as President Zuma is concerned, I investigated the matter [his corruption charges] at the time. I was convinced there was no evidence against him and that it was actually a prosecution driven by tainted evidence.

"This is not a reward for me - or it would have happened when [Zuma] became president."

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