A lot at stake

2008-03-03 00:00

The country is besieged by criminals, the police are hardly coping, yet the government is now closing down the Scorpions, the most effective crime-busting unit in the country.

Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula announced during the debate on the state-of-the nation speech that the Scorpions would be dissolved and incorporated into the police’s organised crime unit and a new specialised crime-fighting unit would be established instead. These cases reveal a lot about the malaise of our democracy.

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