John Rabuku is not only a racist, a drunk and incompetent. He is also a liar.
Having allegedly praised the dismissed Assistant DPP, Elizabeth Rice, for her “commendable performance” and telling her she was being dismissed because she was “white”, Rabuku tells the local media that she failed to meet performance standards in his office.
This is a woman acknowledged as a distinguished prosecutor who was preparing to prosecute arguably the trial of the decade – that of Aiyaz Sayed-Khayum on a charge of abuse of office. And this idiot has the audacity and stupidity to argue publicly that she failed to meet case “quotas” and that she has no more expertise than any local.
Oh really? So as well a preparing to nail Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, is John Rabuku suggesting that Ms Rice should have also been handling cases against people charged with shoplifting or sexual offences against children and furry animals?
This guy is monumentally stupid. He doesn’t seem to realise the enormity of the fact that Elizabeth Rice is suing the state for unlawful dismissal ( see our previous story “The Crime of being White). She is going to submit an affidavit on oath in which she details her conversation with John Rabuku in which she claims he specifically said she was being fired because she was “white” and he wanted an iTaukei in the job.
The illegal Acting DPP is also going to have to file an affidavit on oath giving his version of what happened and it will be for the court to decide what actually transpired. He better be right about his own version of the facts. Because he is going to be cross examined on the evidence he will have given. And he is up against someone in the form of Ms Rice who hasn’t been found guilty of professional misconduct in the same way that he has and that makes him an illegal appointment as Acting DPP in the first place.
The problem for John Rabuku is that he has committed some of what transpired between the two to writing. And, as Grubsheet understands it, it simply doesn’t match the account he has given today to the local media.
The Acting DPP is in big trouble. And not just because Elizabeth Rice – a lawyer with an impeccable reputation – is prepared to swear on oath that what John Rabuku says is false. This story is starting to gain serious traction in Fiji and beyond.
Elizabeth Rice is a British citizen who is claiming that just before she was about to prosecute one of the biggest cases in Fijian history , she was sacked for being “white”.
We have already seen what the Times of London has done with the sex and drugs scandal involving Lynda Tabuya and Aseri Radrodro that is now a global story republished in almost every major newspaper in the English-speaking world owned by the Times’s proprietor, the Murdoch News Corporation.
Imagine how juicy the Elizabeth Rice story will be to the voracious British media, any white person the world over and anyone who cares about the proper administration of justice. And how much impact this could have on Fiji’s global reputation.
Have another drink, John. You are going to need it.