AS an ordinary citizen I'm disturbed by and concerned about the way in which people have judged Menzi Simelane, pictured, as national director of public prosecutions.
The advocate performed his duties as director-general in the department of justice expertly and will do the same again .
Calls that his appointment be reviewed, prompted by the Ginwala Commission, are totally baseless and unfounded. He did what was necessary at the time, so why should he take the bullet for that?
I had the privilege of working with him at the NPA and understand his vision and mission as director of public prosecutions. His plans on prosecution are clear. He will uphold the NPA values of integrity, accountability, service excellence, credibility and professionalism.
He is aware that the NPA is an important organ of our society and democracy since it must prosecute without fear or favour for our society to live in peace, freedom and security.
I feel strongly that he is the right man to lead the NPA. Let us judge him on his performance and then comment.
It is not wise to judge someone who has not been given a chance in office. If Simelane failed to adhere to the national directorate's code of conduct it would be correct to complain since we would have facts at our disposal. He deserves a fair chance.
If he does not serve his full term we will know he performed very poorly, hence his removal. Then I will support anyone and concur with everyone who calls for his head.
Kopano Ramashala, Soshanguve