ARTICLES RELATING TO VUSI PIKOLI

Inquiry presents damning report on Khayelitsha policing

2014-08-25 14:55

The Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has identified serious inefficiencies in policing in the area, with about 1% of cases resulting in convictions.

Khayelitsha Commission told of homophobic cops

2014-01-28 21:06

Some police officers at station level in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, are homophobic, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lack of sanitation a crime contributor

2014-01-24 22:38

Better sanitation for informal settlement dwellers could reduce Khayelitsha's crime problems, a local activist has told the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry.

Khayelitsha Commission visits 'field of death'

2014-01-22 17:54

The "field of death" is one of Cape Town's crime hotspots the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has been shown during in loco inspections.

DA: Pikoli claims proof of interference

2013-10-21 16:34

The DA says that allegations made by former NPA head Vusi Pikoli are direct proof that the justice system is being abused for political purposes.

Spy report 'rubbish'

2013-08-18 17:02

Vusi Pikoli and others have poured scorn on ‘revelations’ that Zwelinzima Vavi and key SA figures are paid to advance US interests.

Mthethwa must live with commission, court told

2012-12-13 20:24

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has to live with the establishment of a commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Court to hear cop commission bid next month

2012-11-12 14:41

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa's application for an interdict against the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry will be heard next month.

Leaders are in denial: Pikoli

2012-07-06 13:15

Former prosecutions boss Vusi Pikoli has called on government to clampdown on corruption and fraud, saying the country's leaders are in denial, the Herald Online reports.

ANC distances itself from Pikoli claims

2012-05-25 20:00

The African National Congress knows nothing about claims that former NPA head Vusi Pikoli was pressurised by "unnamed people in the ANC" to resign from his job at an auditing firm.

Judges question Simelane appointment

2012-05-08 20:06

Constitutional Court judges have asked how Menzi Simelane was chosen as the best man for National Director of Public Prosecutions despite an adverse report on him.

Corruption fight incoherent - Pikoli

2011-04-22 07:32

South Africa lacks a coherent and comprehensive approach to fighting corruption, former National Prosecuting Authority boss Vusi Pikoli says.

Procurement transparency needed - Pikoli

2010-11-16 12:13

Former NPA head Vusi Pikoli says procurement is an area of government that needs to be carried out with transparency to avoid corruption and future problems.

Court not employment agency - Simelane

2010-09-15 22:07

National Director of Public Prosecutions Menzi Simelane has accused the DA of trying to turn the High Court into an employment agency.

Simelane lacks integrity - DA

2010-09-13 20:06

Menzi Simelane lacks integrity and candour, has virtually no experience investigating and prosecuting crime and is the worst choice for national director of public prosecutions, says the DA.

Selebi in court for judgment

2010-07-01 10:08

Former police chief said he felt "okay", as he arrived in court for judgment in his two-and-a-half-year corruption trial.

Selebi: No obligations to NPA

2010-04-20 17:08

Jackie Selebi has faced another grilling by the prosecution in the South Gauteng High Court with the State wanting to know why the former police chief hadn't informed the NPA of his relationship with Glenn Agliotti.

Selebi takes swipe at NPA

2010-04-19 17:05

Former police chief Jackie Selebi has taken a swipe at the National Prosecuting Authority for orchestrating a media campaign against him.

ANC flays Ginwala

2009-12-06 21:12

Frene Ginwala's comments on salary hikes for government officials display "astounding" and "blinding pettiness", the office of the ANC chief whip says.

Zuma seen moving fast on NPA

2009-11-24 17:05

President Jacob Zuma will probably move fast to appoint a new national prosecutions head though he is "hardly spoilt for choice", analysts say.

Seven-and-a-half-million pieces of silver?

2009-11-23 14:03

Every man has his price. Has the Jacob Zuma administration finally found Vusi Pikoli's, writes Stephen Grootes.

Pikoli gets R7.5m out of govt

2009-11-21 23:21

Former National Director of Public Prosecutions Vusi Pikoli will walk away with R7.5m after reaching an out-of-court agreement with government.

Indemnities a gamble - Pikoli

2009-11-17 14:10

Granting indemnity to people implicated in crime in exchange for testimony against Jackie Selebi was a gamble, former prosecutions head Vusi Pikoli has testified.

Agliotti brings up Ngcuka, Pikoli again

2009-10-08 22:11

Accusations against former NPA head Bulelani Ngcuka and the wife of Vusi Pikoli have again been brought up by Glenn Agliotti in Jackie Selebi's corruption trial.

18 nominees for public prosecutor

2009-09-08 21:09

Parliament has received the CVs of 18 new candidates to replace outgoing public prosecutor Lawrence Mushwana, but has yet to draw up a shortlist.

 

Cape Town police inquiry to hear final argument

2014-05-28 17:15

The Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry will hear final argument this week about allegations of police inefficiency and a breakdown in relations between the police and the community.

Emotions run high at Khayelitsha Commission

2014-01-27 18:20

A witness has broken down after recalling his story at the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry in Cape Town.

Khayelitsha residents' concerns justified - SJC

2014-01-23 16:33

Social Justice Coalition Advocate Ncumisa Mayosi says grave concerns over the failure of Khayelitsha police to do their work are justified.

Still hope for ANC - Pikoli

2013-11-07 18:40

There is still hope for the ANC, as long as its members do not keep quiet about where the party is headed, former National Prosecuting Authority boss Vusi Pikoli says.

Pikoli speaks out in new book

2013-10-20 14:20

In a tell-all memoir, former national director of public prosecutions Vusi Pikoli says President Jacob Zuma’s supporters offered him his job back on condition that he promised not to reinstate corruption charges against the country’s leader.

Judgement in Khayelitsha probe case

2013-01-13 22:50

The Western Cape High Court is expected to deliver judgement in the application by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa against a commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Khayelitsha commission 'an intrusion'

2012-12-13 15:55

The establishment of a commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha was an unlawful intrusion on the powers of the SAPS, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Mthethwa request perplexing - Zille

2012-08-28 22:33

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa's request for the postponement of a commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha is perplexing, says Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

ANCYL: ANC silencing views of the people

2012-05-26 22:50

The ANC is trying to silence the views of individuals, the ANC Youth League has said after the ANC called for a boycott of City Press.

ANC forced Pikoli to quit job - report

2012-05-25 10:58

Former NPA boss Vusi Pikoli has been pressured into resigning from his job at an auditing firm because of political interference, according to a report.

Advocates shocked at action against prosecutor

2012-02-06 12:33

Former NPA Vusi Pikoli and other senior advocates have expressed shock at the disciplinary action against prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach.

Incoherent corruption fight, says Pikoli

2011-04-21 21:50

South Africa lacks a coherent and comprehensive approach to fighting corruption, former National Prosecuting Authority boss Vusi Pikoli says.

Pikoli warns of procurement corruption

2010-11-16 11:01

Former prosecutions head Vusi Pikoli says transparency is needed in procurement to avoid corruption.

DA's Simelane theory rubbished

2010-09-14 21:21

The DA's theory of an ulterior motive in the appointment of Menzi Simelane as National Director of Public Prosecutions was "simply nonsense", counsel for President Jacob Zuma has argued.

Pikoli to head forensics unit

2010-08-04 10:43

Former national director of public prosecutions Vusi Pikoli has been appointed to head the Gobodo Incorporated forensics unit which will probe corruption and fraud.

FXI waits for Pikoli submission

2010-06-02 17:06

The Freedom of Expression Institute has still not been able to see the justice department's submissions to the Ginwala Inquiry.

Sarcasm, outbursts at Selebi trial

2010-04-19 21:42

Day two of Jackie Selebi's cross-examination has been characterised by sarcasm, dramatic outbursts and accusations that the NPA had orchestrated a media campaign against the former police chief.

Government is NPA's boss - Zuma

2009-12-14 14:15

The National Prosecuting Authority must report to the government because some of its decisions have "implications", President Jacob Zuma says.

Cabinet backs Simelane

2009-12-03 17:51

The Cabinet says it has full confidence in controversial new National Director of Public Prosecutions Menzi Simelane.

Honour restored, says Pikoli

2009-11-24 07:28

Vusi Pikoli may have reached a settlement with the state, "but he continues to insist that there had been interference with the prosecuting authority".

Pikoli to withdraw application

2009-11-23 08:29

Ex-chief prosecutor Vusi Pikoli's lawyer is to withdraw an application challenging his dismissal, after reaching a R7.5m settlement with the government.

Evil and cruel mind - Pikoli

2009-11-17 18:44

Former prosecutions head Vusi Pikoli has reacted angrily to accusations about an alleged discussion he had with Jackie Selebi.

Pikoli: Selebi asked about Rautenbach

2009-11-17 13:03

Former prosecutions head Vusi Pikoli has testified that Jackie Selebi asked him why charges against Billy Rautenbach were not being dismissed.

Selebi gets his day in court

2009-10-04 21:49

Former national police chief Jackie Selebi's corruption trial is set to start in the High Court in Johannesburg - after a warning by Judge Meyer Joffe that there will be no more delays.

Pikoli ruling welcomed

2009-08-11 21:22

Opposition parties have welcomed the court ruling barring President Jacob Zuma from appointing a successor to axed prosecutions chief Vusi Pikoli for the time being.

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