- Marianne Thamm
Former national director of public prosecutions, Advocate Vusi Pikoli, is accustomed to finding himself in heavy-duty political crossfire. In December he relocated to Cape Town to take up a pioneering position as the country’s first police ombudsman. Pikoli is nobody’s fool and is determined to stake out the independence of his office in spite of charges that his appointment is part of some sort of political payback. By MARIANNE THAMM.