Latest articles on Menzi Simelane

Advocate labels former NPA boss ‘slimy, slippery and dishonest’

Mike Hellens has asked Menzi Simelane if he was trying to "duck the obligation" to hand over a letter after lawyers requested all correspondence.

‘No say in Ginwala inquiry’ – Simelane

Former NPA boss Menzi Simelane said that he did not determine what documents made up the government's submission to the Ginwala inquiry.

Zuma to proceed with Nxasana probe

President Jacob Zuma is going ahead with a probe into National Director of Public Prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana's fitness to hold office.

Public prosecutions: The poisoned-chalice job

Past national directors of public prosecutions have struggled to remain untainted by political machinations.

NPA head blocked arms deal probe

Further damning evidence of how the former director general of the justice department, Menzi Simelane, scuppered the arms deal probe has emerged.

‘Simelane killed arms deal probe’

The former acting national director of public prosecutions had to write an angry letter to the justice department over Menzi Simelane's actions.

I need your advice on this, Mr Hulley …

Richard Calland lets us in on an imaginary conversation in the president's office which reveals Zuma's real conflicts of interest.

Simelane case shows need for rational executive decisions

The government might have thought that, after the ConCourt delivered its judgment Sanral's e-tolling matter, a new era had been ushered in.

ConCourt confirms Menzi Simelane’s appointment invalid

In a blistering judgment, the Constitutional Court has set aside President Jacob Zuma's decision to appoint Menzi Simelane as prosecutions boss.

Menzi Simelane’s appointment ruled invalid

The Constitutional Court has declared Menzi Simelane's appointment as National Director of Public Prosecutions invalid.

Editorial: Politicking among police

President Jacob Zuma's appointments to the prosecution service have poisoned South Africa's sensitive criminal justice system.

Simelane’s lawyer says decisions are up to Zuma

Lawyers for Menzi Simelane have argued that the Constitution gives the president the right to appoint whom he sees fit.

Menzi Simelane behind bid to thwart Zim torture probe

Prosecutions boss Menzi Simelane appears to be at the centre of a bid to thwart the prosecution in SA of Zim officials accused of torture.

Fraud case against Block postponed again

The fraud and corruption case involving Northern Cape ANC chairperson John Block, which dates back to 2010, has been postponed until next year.

DA to challenge Manyi’s appointment to media board

The DA will begin a probe into the fitness of government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi to be a member of the Media Development and Diversity Agency board.

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