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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."

Comments
  • Stephen - 2011-11-30 11:31

    I’m not going to disturb things? you're not going to do anything.

      Spyker - 2011-11-30 15:46

      Yep, him and Moegoe Moegoe will be too busy counting crows...

      frangelico - 2011-12-04 13:15

      Stephen,Heath can't disturb things ,he is allready disturbed, Mr Heath you are so transparent,you helped quash charges against Zuma (your own addmission)bet you were behind Shaik's early release too,jeez the public was led to believe he had days to live. My,my miricles do happen low & behold he has recovered so well he can even play golf as well as swat some journos,now we have Selebi,you better think up some mighty good excuse,should he walk. As Stephen said, you're not doing anything we will all be watching you,you sorry excuse for a judge.

  • Maai - 2011-11-30 11:37

    It will be difficult to disturb things when you are too busy feeding at the trough...

  • PhilipV - 2011-11-30 12:25

    LOL ... yea, probably told Zuma to hold the appointment back as not to look suspicious. A-Hole your not fooling anybody.

      Sidima - 2011-11-30 15:07

      JZ is so blatant in his ways its not even funny. this guy has absolutely no moral fibre.

  • Dave - 2011-11-30 12:53

    Zuma's newest wife - Heath. How much is the thief paying you to cover his tracks ? ? Dont you have any money left from your previous "favour" to Zuma ?

      Musa - 2011-11-30 14:36

      You are bloody pathetic, imperialist! I hope Father Christmas gives you a brain, you really need one.

  • RobertaKeeling - 2011-11-30 13:03

    Well Judge Heath, you can choose your friends. Hope you chose well and that you don't get stabbed in the back sometime in the future!

  • Brainbow - 2011-11-30 14:23

    "I'm not going to disturb things," - Willie? Then what are you going to do? Surely, your job is to do exactly that! Come on Willie, please think about your role now - for all of us South Africans, present and future...

  • Jos - 2011-11-30 15:02

    "I am not going to disturb things", well, what are you going to do Willie? Be a gatekeeper?.....History will judge you Willie. This is a bad move you took Willie.

  • Sandra - 2011-11-30 16:05

    What worries me the most is that he was involved with the Kebbles, Zuma, Schaik. You are judged by the company you keep

      Itumeleng - 2011-12-15 09:14

      so true Sandra, birds of the same feather flock together

  • George - 2011-12-08 16:44

    What do you know, go and complete you articals

  • Itumeleng - 2011-12-15 09:09

    A favour was returned Heath AND YOU ALONE KNOWS, you are not going to confuse or fool us

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