ConCourt slams disbanding of Scorpions

2011-03-17 10:56
Johannesburg - The Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled that the legislation disbanding the Scorpions crime fighting unit is essentially invalid.

According to Eyewitness News, the justices ruled that the legislation does not give the unit's successor, the Hawks, enough independence.

The court gave Parliament 18 months to amend the legislation, otherwise it will be declared constitutionally invalid.

Businessman Hugh Glenister challenged the disbanding of the Scorpions, and asked the court to declare the two laws that were used to dissolve the unit invalid.

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