As the founder of Forensics for Justice, Paul O’Sullivan is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and forensic investigator who has made it his mission to take down powerful figures who believe they are above the law. In his efforts to clean up on corruption, O’Sullivan has turned his attention to the hundreds of SA lawyers who have benefitted from keeping the corrupt out of prison.
In a recent BizNews podcast, O’Sullivan explained why characters like Jacob Zuma, who continue to flout the law, are still walking free.
“I’ve made it clear all along that the criminal justice system has been captured for at least the last ten years – possibly longer. If we add the Jackie Selebi period in there as well, it’s 20 years. When you’ve got a criminal justice system which is being run by criminals, it’s very hard to bring everybody to book.”
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O’Sullivan also said that it’s unlikely former President Jacob Zuma will ever be held to account.
“Now, if Jacob Zuma ever does go on trial, we again, as members of the public will be paying – through the taxman – for his lawyers. His lawyers will be paid handsomely to drag that trial as long as they possibly can. They’ll drag it out for another 10 years.”
As such, many South Africans are frustrated.
Were Paul O’Sullivan head of the NPA, myeni, the jz783 family, guptas et al, would be in prison by now.”
A scepticalAs I asked earlier, how many criminals has he put into prison? Without results he is just sprouting hot air.”
I am not Paul O’Sullivan’s biographer or understudy, but my understanding is that he was instrumental in bringing an end to Jackie Selebi’s and Glenn Agliotti’s shenanigans. There may be more, but whatever, this is 2 more than the present-day NPA has achieved, as far as I know!”
Paul you are my hero. All of South Africa is indebted to you.”
Go for it Paul.
— One Nation SA – Corruption Buster (@OneNation70290) January 9, 2021
“I have a lot of respect for Paul. Evil thrives when good people do nothing… Paul O’Sullivan is clearly the exception. We should do more to support him,” remarks
For an ageing white male, in a racially antagonistic SA, with consequent limited influence, he has probably done more than most of us put together.”
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