SIU reinstate former spy Davids
The Special Investigating Unit confirmed the recalling of Faiek Davids as its deputy head.
JOHANNESBURG - Faiek Davids has been reinstated as deputy head of the special investigating unit, two years after being suspended amid claims he wanted the unit to be used to help former President Thabo Mbeki during the run up to the ANC's 2007 Polokwane conference.
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and Davids confirmed on Thursday that they have reached an agreement which would see Davids' reinstatement being backdated to December 2010.
A joint statement confirming his reinstatement was released by the unit's acting head, Nomvula Mokhatla, and Davids' lawyer, Sonia de Vries.
The parties said the decision to give Davids his job back was taken on Wednesday after a "careful" review of the three-year-long legal dispute.
The head of the unit when Davids was fired, Willie Hofmeyr, cited incompatibility, loss of trust and confidence as his reasons for dismissing Davids in November 2010.
This was after the discovery of the "spy tapes" that led to corruption charges against Zuma being withdrawn in 2009.