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The state of law enforcement is a crime

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With a leadership infiltrated by card-carrying criminals, it should come as no surprise that ordinary cops appear to be uncertain as to which side to take.


16 Nov 2019
PREMIUM!
The state of law enforcement is a crime

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It’s surely no secret that the criminal justice system is in a disastrous plight. Serious crime is booming, convictions are down. The expectations raised by the appointment of Shamila Batohi to head the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), have not been met. Not a single prosecution has taken place for those brazenly looting the fiscus. After all, how difficult can it be? Investigative journalists released voluminous dossiers on corruption, detailing the criminal behaviour of prominent figures in the ANC. They named people and despite much blustering, not a single defamation action has been brought. But Batohi deserves sympathy. It is unlikely...

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