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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Pikoli: Fired for lack of action on Zuma?
The suspension of National Prosecuting Authority chief Vusi Pikoli has landed like a firestorm in the media this week and the conspiracy theories are flying. I don't have the inside information to know the answers but the juiciest has to be the succession theory.

Vusi Pikoli was seen by some, especially on the Zuma side, as Mbeki's stooge, well used by the President to charge Zuma at various times. Some of these see a conspiracy in Mbeki's unconstitutional suspension of Pikoli (only Parliament can fire him officially), in that he was dumped for not expediting Zuma's graft trial to before the December AGM. Stranger things have happened...