SIU appointment a test for Zuma - DA

2013-01-28 16:50

Johannesburg - The appointment of a permanent Special Investigating Unit (SIU) head will test President Jacob Zuma's credibility, the DA said on Monday.

"Under acting head advocate Nomvula Mokhatla, the unit has been plagued by allegations of politicisation and irregular appointments, to the point where we have requested the public protector to investigate," DA MP Debbie Schafer said in a statement.

"If the president is truly serious about fighting corruption, the person he appoints must be independent and prepared to investigate without fear or favour, have the qualifications and experience required... have the leadership qualities necessary... and be a person whose integrity is beyond question."

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said a permanent head should be appointed by the end of February.

President Jacob Zuma appointed deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions, advocate Mokhatla, to act as SIU head in December 2011.

Mokhatla took over from Nomgcobo Jiba, who had been acting in the position since SIU head advocate Willem Heath resigned.

Schafer said the DA was sceptical an appointment would be made by then.

"We will believe that when we see it. Minister Radebe told parliament back in August last year that the appointment was 'imminent'. We are still waiting," she said.

  • lee.brand.73 - 2013-01-28 17:16

    Ho hum - like an IQ test for Angie?

      christelle.theron.3 - 2013-01-28 17:47

      LOL lee!! We already know the level of credibility - non-existent. I cannot see any appointment changing this.

  • lee.brand.73 - 2013-01-28 17:16

    Ho hum - like an IQ test for Angie?

  • davy.botha - 2013-01-28 17:49

    The DA knows that the ANC has become a vessel with no moral or ethical standards. they are also well aware the once again the appointment will be one of character that be a puppet who's strings the ANC can pull. The DA are just making sure that the public's attention are pointed towards this moment and so it must be!

  • Brian Dorning - 2013-01-28 17:49

    It will snow in hell if someone like that fills the position

  • mholthuysen - 2013-01-28 18:10

    What credibility? Hahahahahaha good joke - this corrupt tosser has none!

  • pieter.botha.522 - 2013-01-28 18:14

    He wipes his backside on credibility. Should any reasonable person expect new behaviour from showerhead and his cohorts?

  • Sibusiso - 2013-01-28 18:17

    Why bother? Mr Zuma will simply deploy a clueless cadre for his own selfish reasons.

  • pieter.botha.522 - 2013-01-28 18:24

    Only difference is, should Zille be receiving money, she wouldn't be able to cross the Guptas palms with gold as the cANCer is doing at present.

  • themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-28 18:29

    Another s-creeping cadre will be appointed to turn a blind eye to looting by the gang of thieves in the ANC.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2013-01-28 18:41

    What creditability, zuma does not even know what it means. He does'nt have it himself, so dont hold your breath. He will appoint some one who will support zuma and for that zuma will give them a very well paid job and lots of perks.

  • pieter.botha.522 - 2013-01-28 18:51

    A test for Zuma? If he passes it, it will be the first test he has ever passed since birth. Therefore it is highly unlikely that there will be a positive result at his advanced age.

      Erna - 2013-01-28 20:02

      I wouldn't hold my breath if I was you.

  • metja.monare - 2013-01-28 18:52

    I think he is going to appoint one of his wives/girlfriends

      glyn.morgan.96 - 2013-02-25 00:12

      Malema is available!

  • tommy.hains2 - 2013-01-28 18:54

    What trash. How can this be an independant body when the employer is the same person. Its like employing an alcoholic to work in a bar. The opposition should have the decision as to who heads this unit. May as well put a child in charge of the cookie jar. Dam u a mockery to Democracy. This Govt sole interest is to protect its interests. Thieves away. But the week turns. You reap what u sow. Thieves.

  • Mashudu Matamela - 2013-01-28 19:40

    This guy can't think by himself.

  • mantsho.tlali - 2013-01-28 20:05

    He might appoint Beki Cele, the president is rubbish you know..

  • Joe - 2013-01-29 00:24

    If he's a crook as seems to be the case then I hope that expensive little money sink of a villa of his is confiscated and turned into housing for the poor.

  • sisie.indola - 2013-01-29 07:32

    I think he needs to appoint Glynnis Breytenbach - that will put the spanner in the works for all those males who are crawling so far up his a*** (the comrades)and then you will see people start shredding the paper trail. Let's see if he actually has balls or is he going to give the job to one of the a*** crawlers.

  • luna.moon.5243817 - 2013-01-29 07:52

    The SIU is toothless and brainless..appointed by the head man.

  • Matthew - 2013-01-29 08:53

    Yes,because naturally good old Mr JZ will choose someone of that calibre, someone that ISNT on his payroll. Who am I kidding.... It will never end

  • glyn.morgan.96 - 2013-02-25 00:09

    Which February?

  • ANASKA - 2013-02-25 00:17

    The South Africa's Special Investigating Unit had already reported that about a fifth of state procurement spending (many millions of rands)is lost to deliberate overpayment and bribes!! - Hopefully this Unit will act swiftly making an END in the way the anc is conducting themselves - South Africans are sick and tired of this endless GREED of this disgraced government!!

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