Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pikoli settles for millions

By Ofentse Mokae
22 November 2009


Former national director of Public Prosecutions Vusi Pikoli will walk away from his spat with government to get his job back with a seven-and-a-half-million-Rands out-of-court-settlement.

The Presidency says the parties yesterday agreed that Pikoli would withdraw his court bid which would have started in the North Gauteng High Court tomorrow.

Pikoli believes former president Thabo Mbeki unfairly suspended him to prevent former police commissioner Jackie Selebi being prosecuted.

The Ginwala inquiry found Pikoli fit for the job, but Mbeki’s successor Kgalema Motlanthe nevertheless fired him.

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