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Simelane's salary stopped - justice dept

2012-12-05 12:28

Johannesburg - Embattled National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Menzi Simelane's salary has been terminated, the justice department said on Wednesday.

"Although his salary has indeed been stopped, all processes including consideration of the implications of the [Constitutional Court] judgement insofar as it impacts on the appointment of an NDPP are under way," said spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga.

"Due to legal implications involved in these processes, we are unable to give full details."

This meant he no longer headed the NPA in any way.

'Quietly removed'

The Times reported on Wednesday that Simelane had been "quietly removed".

NPA spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke told the newspaper: "He no longer works for the NPA - in any capacity," without going into further details.

In October, the Constitutional Court confirmed a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling in favour of the Democratic Alliance that President Jacob Zuma's decision to appoint Simelane as NDPP was invalid.

After the ruling, Nomgcobo Jiba was appointed as acting NDPP, but no further decision on Simelane's position was made public.

Asked for details following report in The Times, Makeke said his salary had been terminated following the Constitutional Court judgment.

There were no other new developments and the other processes continued.

She confirmed that Jiba was still acting in the position. He had been on paid leave until the judgment.

Simelane himself could not be reached for comment.

According to The Times, the Johannesburg Bar met on Tuesday night to discuss disciplinary charges it was bringing against him, after his removal as a member of the Bar.

Comment was not immediately available from the Bar.

Comments
  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-12-05 12:51

    Which embassy will he inherit? at quadruple the remuneration of course. Maybe special delegation for the Kingdom of Nkandla?

  • peter.ndamase - 2012-12-05 12:52

    2014 elections will be interesting...

  • hein.huyser - 2012-12-05 13:08

    True to cANCer culture of deploying and re-deploying failed cadres this man is set to get a top job after Mangaung. Watch this space

      siyabonga.seme - 2012-12-05 13:23

      so what if he get a JOB...the man must feed his family just like you do from your apartheid inheritance!

      suash - 2012-12-05 13:31

      @siyabonga.sema - Criminal have to feed their families too, does it mean they can go about it by stealing and killing and you'll be fine with it? Have some morals idiot!

      p.borchard - 2012-12-05 13:37

      siyabonga, fine, let him hava a job, just not one where he can cause so much damage

      gerald.parker.3956 - 2012-12-05 13:48

      Siyabong you say he can have a job. So pleased that you are giving him a job. Oh by the way I never received any apartheid inheritance did you steal it

      JohannDuToit - 2012-12-05 14:07

      Looks like you have done well for yourself, buddies in the ANC? no clear minded honest person can support the ANC, makes you wonder...

      Mark - 2012-12-05 15:12

      @ siyabonga.seme The only apartheid inheritance I received was a decent education, unlike the democratically elected government can provide today to it's students. lol!

  • shades.wanza - 2012-12-05 13:26

    how can we be led by a government who makes 1F.up after another i ask with tears in my brown eyes

      JohannDuToit - 2012-12-05 14:08

      The Speeple of this country to blind to see how THEY are beeing robbed by their own government..

  • ziso.maziso - 2012-12-05 14:03

    Yaah ne!?

  • nhlapop - 2012-12-05 14:10

    All beacause of Zuma. Now hes going to suffer because of that Moron.

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-12-05 14:22

    So,he is no longer practicing as an advocate?Right?

  • firmsly.kabelo - 2012-12-05 14:25

    I pray that they wont a return of Simelani to the public sector.

  • godfried.kruger.9 - 2012-12-05 14:40

    See people on this website refer to him as a criminal. I there any proof or is it just an issue being made up. As far as I can see his only crime is that his appointment was invalid. He did not appoint himself, the President did it.Hope this does not happen to the people that washes their mouths about the man.

      mike.clery - 2012-12-05 15:30

      Criminal? No. Dishonest? Yes. Remember that he gave evidence before the Ginwala commission under oath, and here's the commission's comment on his evidence http://blogs.timeslive.co.za/hartley/2009/11/25/ginwala-on-simelane-full-text/ (Simelane was the DG: Justice in question). The Concourt was clear on this too http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page71656?oid=330650&sn=Detail&pid=71656

      mike.clery - 2012-12-05 15:36

      I suggest your read the comments again - no-one labelled him a criminal.

  • richard.zanner - 2012-12-05 16:25

    I wonder which Ministry he is going to take over now.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-05 16:47

      Minister Of Foreign Affairs for Nkandla.....

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-05 16:52

      Or should that be: Minister Of Secret Affairs for Nkandla....Eish !!....

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