My Second Initiation book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. My Second Initiation: The Memoir of Vusi Pikoli - site edition by Vusi Pikoli, Mandy Wiener. Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month ?. I think it is an excellent people with an intimate knowledge of life in exile as well as the ANC as an organization may disagree with some of the finer.

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My Second Initiation - The Memoir Of Vusi Pikoli (Paperback) / Author: Mandy Vusi Pikoli ; ; Historical, political & military, Biography, Books. Vusumzi "Vusi" Pikoli is a South African advocate and the former head of South Africa's Vusi Pikoli . Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. BILLY Masetlha, former spy boss and a senior member of the ANC, allegedly told advocate Vusi Pikoli he could not prosecute President Jacob.

He compares this to being removed from office, a similarly difficult process, which caused him to grow and learn. Print this article. Email this article.

Please register or log in to comment. Remember me Forgotten password? Forgotten your password? Enter your username or email address and we'll send you reset instructions Username or Email: Listen to the podcasts: This remnant Mbeki faction has eagerly attached itself to the larger current anti-Zuma faction and wants to make a political come-back, given the ripe prevailing objective and subjective conditions in the country.

This same Mbeki faction previously enjoyed political power and began the network of cronyism and patronage which has now taken on a life of its own, and which is now in full swing for the benefit of the Zuma and Gupta families and their acolytes.

In order to accomplish these two features Mbeki had to surround himself with people who could, and did, lie all the time. How otherwise did he become so powerful within the ANC?

Mbeki decided who lived or died. This event clearly points to the Zanufication of the ANC. No one dared to disagree with Mbeki. One just has to read Jeremy Cronin on this matter.

Familial relations are affectionate and protective of one another, whereas institutions demand of officials to relate towards others on an impersonal basis, which often even calls for meting out punishment.

The two men are the best of friends, having first met in in Port Elizabeth at a meeting of student leaders. How I hated bell-bottoms and hippie shoes!

Njiva, as Pikoli is known there, even had the trendy London Fog jacket to show for his coolness. Both studied law, attending the same classes at Roma University, were active in student politics, and lived together. Pikoli credits Ramatlhodi for passing his LLB exams.

He had been busy with ANC underground work and missed out on classes. But Ramatlhodi encouraged him to sit for exams, giving him his own class notes.

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So close was their friendship that Ramatlhodi, in one violent encounter with criminals, even blocked a knife with his hand to protect his friend from being stabbed. Ramatlhodi, who had become premier of Limpopo, was implicated in corruption. Jackie Selebi, who was then under investigation, actually suggested that Pikoli was protecting Ramatlhodi. Selebi was wrong.

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Given that our friendship was well known, I wanted to play open cards with him. Pikoli suspects Mpshe succumbed to political pressure. He was able to distinguish between friendship and institutional demands.

In order to be vibrant, Pikoli rightfully believes, institutions must be independent of personal or political influence.No trivia or quizzes yet. On 11 August Pikoli was granted an interim interdict by the High Court in Pretoria , which prevents Zuma from appointing a successor to the position.

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All book excerpts remain copyright their authors. A leopard never changes its spots. Once you got everybody agreeing with what they know in their hearts aint true, you got them by the balls.