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Marikana: State must do the right thing now and accept civil liability

THE publication in the Government Gazette of the hard copy of the report of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the incidents at Marikana in 2012 presents a suitable opportunity to reassess the reams of commentary critical of the findings of the commission. It seems that, in their understandable haste to respond to the publication […]

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Accountability Now has today written to the President and the Minister of Justice calling upon the President to take disciplinary action against three deputy national directors of public prosecutions

The President Tuynhuys Private Bag X1000 Cape Town 8000   Copied to Minister Masutha By email   22nd July 2015   Dear Mr President, RE: Your failure to institute an enquiry into the fitness for office of three Deputy National Directors of Public Prosecution in order to ascertain whether or not they should be removed […]

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Accountability Now has laid charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice against President Zuma and his Minister of Justice Michael Masutha

Dear Mr Mantashe, We refer to our letter of 23 June 2015 addressed to you, a copy of which is attachment “B” to the affidavit that is attached to this email. We do not appear to have received any formal acknowledgment or reply, nor has any public explanation of an accountable kind been given for […]

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Is it criminal to pay our head prosecutor to resign?

Weekend press reports suggest that Freedom Under Law is considering civil litigation concerning the constitutionality of the recent engagements between the President and our freshly resigned National Director of Public Prosecutions, Mxolisi Nxasana. The law is clear: section 179 of the Constitution itself prescribes that the President, as head of the national executive, appoints the […]

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