North West prosecutions head Moipone Noko, who dropped charges against Edward Zuma's "untouchable" business partner, Thoshan Panday, and pushed for the prosecution of the Hawks boss who was investigating him, says she has been unfairly "crucified" for decisions she insists were totally justified.
"Now, I cannot continue to stay silent while I am traumatised and made to feel like I am parading naked in public due to this unfair and unjust treatment for simply doing my job," Noko states in a 57-page letter sent to all her National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) colleagues on 27 October.
"I have no problem at all to be hated. I am not here to be loved anyway. However, it is something else to be defamed, vilified, insulted and called rogue element, rotten apple, saboteur, controversial, etc. I need to be shown who I have sabotaged and made them fail to do their duties."