Shoot to kill

2009-10-05 16:31
From the start, President Jacob Zuma's administration made it clear it wouldn't be soft on criminals. Earlier this month, police minister Nathi Mthetwa indicated that an amendment to Section 49 of the Criminal Procedure Act was on the cards. And last week President Zuma enforced it. But, giving police more power to deal with criminals has alarm bells ringing for many. Carte Blanche looks at possible consequences of a trigger-happy police force.

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