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Judge Heath’s jet lease report grounded

Damning findings about the presidential jet-leasing contract have not been used to strengthen a court case, writes Glynnis Underhill.

Mbeki to sue Heath for defamation

Ex-president Thabo Mbeki is suing Willem Heath for defamation, over claims that Mbeki instigated rape and corruption charges against President Zuma.

Zuma appoints new SIU acting head

President Jacob Zuma has appointed deputy national director of public prosecutions, advocate Nomvula Mokhatla as the new acting head of the SIU.

Heath ‘quit in the national interest’

Advocate Willem Heath says the impression that the head of the Special Investigating Unit was partisan could undermine the unit's work.

You have a right to know the truth, says Mbeki

Former president Thabo Mbeki says South Africans deserve to know facts about the country's history which are not yet public knowledge.

ANC: Heath resignation ‘regrettable’

There was mixed reaction from parties over the resignation of newly-appointed SIU head Willem Heath, with the ANC saying it was "regrettable".

Heath’s surprise resignation widely welcomed

Former NDPP Bulelani Ngcuka has commended Willem Heath's resignation as SIU head, saying the move was in the best interests of the country and SIU.

Heath no more — surprise resignation

Willem Heath has resigned as head of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) after filling the role for less than a month.

Thabo’s boys vs Vula’s boys — the sequel

The rows over Mac Maharaj and Willem Heath are a new phase in an old war between the acolytes of Thabo Mbeki and the minds behind Operation Vula.

Presidency: Heath comments are his own

The presidency has distanced itself from the comments made by SIU head Willem Heath, saying they were made in his personal capacity.

Heath rant ‘devoid of all truth’, says Mbeki

Thabo Mbeki has demanded evidence of allegations that newly appointed SIU head Willem Heath had initiated two criminal cases against Jacob Zuma.

Mbeki tirade puts Heath in Zuma’s firing line

Judge Willem Heath's allegations about Thabo Mbeki may yet cost President Zuma's latest appointee his newly reacquired job as the head of the SIU.

Mbeki ‘behind Zuma rape, graft charges’, says Heath

New SIU head Willem Heath has accused former president Thabo Mbeki of "initiating" rape and corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

Willem Heath: from Madiba, to Kebble, and Zuma

Willem Heath has followed a winding road since he last headed the Special Investigating Unit.

South Africa’s justice system in turmoil

The justice sector has been thrown into turmoil by the ruling on Menzi Simelane's appointment, amid rumours his NPA job will go to Willie Hofmeyer.

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