Mpumelelo Mkhabela | Is Chikane really the best person to become inspector-general for intelligence?

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Frank Chikane is seen during the official memorial service of the late Struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at Orlando Stadium. (Frennie Shivambu, Gallo Images, file)
Frank Chikane is seen during the official memorial service of the late Struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at Orlando Stadium. (Frennie Shivambu, Gallo Images, file)
Frennie Shivambu | Gallo Images

The big question is: are there no other people out there that Frank Chikane could support to become inspector-general for intelligence, asks Mpumelelo Mkhabela

The decision by Frank Chikane, former presidency director-general under President Thabo Mbeki, to contest the job of inspector-general for intelligence should trigger a national debate about succession in matters related to state affairs. 

The chairman of Parliament's joint standing committee on intelligence, Jerome Maake, confirmed that the reverend was among the shortlisted candidates. In short, the inspector-general's role is to ensure that spies adhere to the law and the Constitution and that they don't go rogue.

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