Statistics cannot be trusted: iLIVE
As an SABC TV reporter during apartheid, I had a great deal to do with the National Intelligence Service.
So, in your report on crime statistics on Friday, it was interesting to read Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa had revealed SA Police Service statisticians were based within crime intelligence.
It would be unintelligent for the public to believe anything produced by a biased crime intelligence.
What trust can the public have in t he activities of our national intelligence services, including the Ministry of State Security?
What trust can government departments have in the "intelligence" they receive from intelligence services if they produce reports that are misleading in order to please their government masters?
During my SABC news commentary years, military intelligence advised us that both Sam Nujoma and Robert Mugabe would lose the general elections in Namibia and Zimbabwe respectively.
They achieved landslides. Military intelligence was simply conveying information that would please the South African government.