Parliament to review decision to sack Pikoli

The Presidency said on Friday that it would support the findings of a Parliamentary Committee, which...

Vusi Pikoli, former head of the National Prosecuting Authority. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

The Presidency said on Friday that it would support the findings of a Parliamentary Committee, which sits next week to review President Kgalema Motlanthe’s decision to fire suspended prosecutions boss Vusi Pikoli.

Motlanthe’s move to axe Pikoli as National Director of Public Prosecutions had drawn widespread condemnation as it opposed the findings of the Ginwala Inquiry, which ruled that Pikoli was fit to hold office.

Parliament’s adhoc Review Committee would consist of 22 members, 13 from the National Assembly and nine from the National Council of Provinces.

Fourteen of them would represent the African National Congress and the remaining eight would speak for opposition parties.

The Presidency’s Thabo Masebe said Motlanthe’s report would be presented to the committee next week.

“Once the president took the decision in front of the law we had to refer the matter to parliament. So we are happy that Parliament is dealing."