Latest articles on Willie Hofmeyr

Politicians should take responsibility for Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s appointment

The process of appointing the public protector is flawed, and led by politicians who don’t seem to have paid attention to the law. This has to change

Hofmeyr rejects claims of political interference in dropping of Zuma charges

The NPA, led by then acting head Mokotedi Mpshe, in 2009 dropped corruption charges against Zuma two weeks before the 2009 general elections

Under Jiba, trend emerged of prosecuting those that got in the way — Hofmeyr

Deputy NDPP Willie Hofmeyr says 'obstacles to corruption and the capture of the state' were prosecuted under Nomgcobo Jiba

SCA ruling means Zuma has little wiggle room left

With his appeal rejected, it will be tough for the president to avoid his long-standing charges

Strip-club king vs Mr Righteous: Why Andrew Phillips is dead set against Hofmeyr

Andrew Phillips filed a detailed objection to Willie Hofmeyr's nomination for public protector. Here's why.

Mbeki denies abuse of power accusations

Former president Thabo Mbeki has rejected Willie Hofmeyr's allegations that his administration abused its power to plot Jacob Zuma's downfall.

Spy tapes: Can Hofmeyr keep Zuma off the hook?

The deputy prosecutions chief points an accusing finger at Thabo Mbeki. But his version may have more clout at Luthuli House than in court.

Editorial: Political meddling haunts NPA

Willie Hofmeyr's stated motive to defend the NPA has failed, as political meddling has only become worse after Mbeki.

Special Investigating Unit racked by infighting

Several senior members have left or have been sidelined following the departure of Willie Hofmeyr.

Champagne wishes and corrupted dreams

The top dogs of anti-corruption came out in force to support a new initiative. But can they make us all believe?

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".

Concerted campaign to keep police lease

Property tycoon Roux Shabangu has joined other voices in a public effort to validate the deal.

Special Investigating Unit gets close to the fire

President Jacob Zuma has relied heavily on the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) in his attempts to demonstrate his determination to fight corruption.

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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