True to form, the racist and illegal Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, John Rabuku, continues to appoint iTaukei to positions in the ODPP to the exclusion of those of other ethnic groups.
His latest appointments come after he specifically removed the Assistant DPP, Elizabeth Rice, on the grounds that she was “white” – an outrage that has seen the State sued by Ms Rice for unlawful dismissal on racial grounds and also defamation after the poisonous Rabuku told the media that someone with an unblemished record had “failed to meet performance standards”. A blatant falsehood.
The word from within the ODPP is of a racial reign of terror under the Acting DPP, with Indo-Fijian staff targeted and another white Assistant DPP, Andrew Jack, also removed while he was on compassionate leave in New Zealand attending to his ill wife.
Yet there’s a supreme irony in the fact that all the new appointments will still have to work to a “white” man – the sole remaining non-iTaukei ADPP – Englishman Lee Burney.
Yes, the new white man’s burden in post-colonial Fiji is to see your white boss, Christopher Pryde, suspended, a replacement installed in the form of John Rabuku whose appointment contravenes the Constitution because he was found guilty of professional misconduct, to witness the purge of your immediate colleagues on racial grounds and still have to hand-hold these new iTaukei appointments because they can’t actually do the job to the required standard without you.
Sitiveni Rabuka, the Prime Minister, assured the Fiji Law Society back in December that John Rabuku’s unlawful appointment as Acting DPP would be reversed. What has happened? Absolutely nothing. And the Coalition government continues to defy the Constitution by refusing to convene a Tribunal to hear the case against Christopher Pryde ten months after he was suspended for being photographed at a Japanese embassy function talking to Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
It’s OK for John Rabuku to be photographed talking to the notorious Justin Ho after he was charged with alleged drug offences but not for his white predecessor to be seen talking to the former Attorney General before he was charged with anything.
Welcome to the new Fiji – the Zimbabwe of the South Seas – with a racist government and a criminal justice system whose integrity is being violated. Yes, raped by the Coalition government which promised change for the better yet has delivered a racist hellhole in which appointments are made not on merit but ethnicity.
A GRUBSHEET INFORMANT WRITES:
“The new ADPP appointed to replace the white one is surprise, surprise an iTaukei , ignoring a highly talented and promising Rotuman lawyer with several years prosecution experience. Yes, even Rotumans are now being discriminated against”.
While Elizabeth Rice , the most successful prosecutor in the DPP, was sacked for being white, the current illegal incumbent has decided that all iTaukei staff previously dismissed by the legal DPP, Christopher Pryde, because of incompetence and not doing their job, should be reinstated. The same has not been done for Indo-Fijian former employees.
When reviewing Elizabeth Rice’s case load – and she had numerous important appeal court cases – this was considered by Mr Rabuku to be insufficient and yet iTaukei staff have not had the same criteria applied to them, including those he has reinstated after being dismissed for underperformance.
Under Mr Rabuku, white senior managers have been excluded from senior management meetings. He refused to hand them any new cases , so the claim they were underperforming is due to a deliberate attempt by Mr Rabuka to deny them work despite being legally appointed civil servants of The Fijian government”.