Democratic Alliance on Tuesday said President Jacob Zuma must use the State of
the Nation Address to appoint a Special Investigating Unit Head.
said acting Head Advocate Nomvula Mokhatla has over the last year, shown that
she is either unable or unwilling to take charge of the unit and run it in a
manner that is beyond reproach.
DA Shadow Deputy Minster of Justice and
Constitutional Development Debbie Schafer said the Presidents failure to
appoint a permanent head for 14 months, especially under these conditions
leaves the DA no choice option but to assume that the president approves of
what is going on there.
Schafer adds that this completely
undermines the president’s state of commitment to fighting corruption and
unfortunately contributes to the increasing lack of investor confidence in the
Schafer said that the DA hopes that the
president will put an end to the misery in the SIU on Thursday and appoint a
credible permanent head of the unit.
Schafer adds that it goes without saying that
neither Advocate Mokhatla nor Miss Nyathi would fit that description.
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