Michael Hulley joins the presidency

2011-11-02 21:00

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has appointed Michael Hulley as his legal adviser with immediate effect, the presidency said on Wednesday.

Hulley, who will perform this role on a part time basis, has rendered legal services to the president in the past.

Hulley represented Zuma during his legal woes over the years.

He represented Zuma when he faced charges of bribery and corruption in relation to the controversial arms deal.

"The presidency welcomes the opportunity to engage his services in this broader capacity," it said in a statement.

Hulley is now the second legal adviser to the president.

He will work with Advocate Bonisiwe Makhene, who was seconded to the presidency from the department of justice and constitutional development in 2009.

Hulley expressed his gratitude at the opportunity to serve Zuma at this level.

"I am humbled by the appointment and look forward to making a meaningful contribution, in support of the president and the presidency," he said.

  • Alva - 2011-11-02 21:22

    Mmmmm.....I am wondering whats up? The big man taking on board legal guns?

      Dirk - 2011-11-03 05:28

      Is Hulley being appointed or rewarded?

      Daniel - 2011-11-03 08:10

      Its called PAYBACK !! If my memory serves me correctly, was he not a director of the failed Aurora mine debacle ?

      Shoosh - 2011-11-03 10:15

      @Dirk Yes he is being rewarded. @Daniel Yes he was a director of Aurora

      Gerald - 2011-11-03 12:40

      just a thought - what about governments AA policy ? is this a move by JZ indicating that AA is at its end ? or does JZ realise now that the best qualified person should get the job irrespective of colour ? either way , he has once again put his foot into it big time . but then again , he's the prez , so he can do what he wants !

      Servaas - 2011-11-03 12:47

      Wonder what Hulley knows about zooomer that he might be scared comes out?

  • Hugh - 2011-11-02 21:45

    how about the answers to the questions of how he obtained the illegal recordings that ultimately led to Zuma being president

  • Shoe - 2011-11-02 21:45

    He's been getting some really cr@ppy legal advice from his team lately causing him to bungle up several times: Exetending Ngcobo's appointment; and appointing the two judges he recently named for the two commisions. That was quite embarrasing. And if Zuma does not re-examine Jeff Radebe's loyalties, he is setting himself up for further public embarrasment. Radebe appears to be aligned with the Sekgwale, Ramaphosa, Montlante faction. Me thinks.

  • Thabo - 2011-11-02 21:52

    i wonder."with immediate effect" deep statement.

  • Burtfred - 2011-11-02 21:59

    F****ng mafiosi crook

  • Jenny - 2011-11-02 22:07

    Hope his services aren't too expensive, since we're paying for them.

      Fred - 2011-11-03 04:17

      Be assured, not less than RI million a month and plenty of time for first class overseas junkets and golf.

  • DieSiener - 2011-11-02 22:36

    I never thought I would say this but I would rather have B Clinton or GW Bush as our president! The one was not so smart and the other lied and cheated but good God a rapist, thieve, liar and not so smart…Trust me if I had a choice I would go back and beg my forefathers not to come to this country!

      Kevin - 2011-11-03 07:33

      I agree with you about Bush and that tells you how low we are prepared to go.

      Moss - 2011-11-03 08:06

      Perth is calling boetie, stop taking our space

  • Dave - 2011-11-03 00:10

    Hulley has still to explain how he came into possession of the tapes from a government agency that helped JZ escape judgement. His association with Aurora Mining further typifies him as the person he really is. Why should I, as a taxpayer, accept such a low life piece of legal excrement, on MY PAYROLL.

  • Maximus Odinidus - 2011-11-03 02:13

    Sounds like somebody is preparing for the arms deal inquiry......

  • Kevin - 2011-11-03 07:30

    Birds of a feather flock together.Some lawyers will remain indebted to society forever.

  • Andrew - 2011-11-03 07:35

    Wow !! More and more staff in the presidency, is this expense necessary seeing we as tax payers are footing the bill.

  • Warwick - 2011-11-03 08:06

    Is this the same Michael Hulley that helped destroy Aurora mines and leave thousands of workers unpaid and their families destitute. Flipping joke.

  • Wayne - 2011-11-03 09:51

    Mmmmmm, some might say its payback for a job well done. On the other hand, it may also be in preparation for greater challenges ahead :)

  • Nic - 2011-11-03 10:10

    He is a magician, able to make evidence appear and disappear, not to be trusted. Watch him vet the arms enquiry

  • David - 2011-11-03 11:03

    what can we say another crooked extra to help the crooked lot and the only people to suffer will be the black,white, coloured and asian that live in the new SA that do not happen to be in goverment same old story with the anc and the crooked friends WE MUST VOTE THEM OUT SOONEST BEFORE WE SINK WITH THEM

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