PRESIDENT MBEKI'S ATTACK
ON JUDGE WILLEM HEATH
January 8th, 2001
January 8, 2001 -- The Heath Special Investigations Commission has already recovered almost R1,057-million from fraudulent government officials since it was launched by the country's first black President Nelson Mandela -- and is the country's only wholly independent watchdog to help keep government officials honest.
The unit has close links with similar international watchdog organisations such as Transparency International, headquartered in Germany; the Global Anti-Corruption Conference in Washington, DC; and others.
It is inconceivable to me that President Thabo Mbeki and his entire cabinet have now launched such a vicious attack on precisely Mr Justice Willem Heath, who is known for his sterling work at head of this commission.
I wish to object most strenuously to Mbeki's vicious attacks against Judge Heath personally -- and I wholeheartedly support the campaign by Mrs Patricia de Lille, the PAC's chief opposition whip in Parliament, who insists on retaining Judge Heath and wants him to head to investigation into the SA government's controversial R46-billion arms purchases.
Adriana Stuijt - Holland (Founder of Censor Bugbear)
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