Security agencies should be firewalled against meddling to fend off capture

17 April 2019 - 05:52
Former Ipid boss Robert McBride at the Zondo Commission in Parktown, Johannesburg, on April 11 2019.
Former Ipid boss Robert McBride at the Zondo Commission in Parktown, Johannesburg, on April 11 2019.
Image: Masi Losi

The testimony of former Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride opened a new frontier at the Zondo commission that was hitherto unexplored.

The breakdown of the security institutions was a key component in facilitating and protecting state capture. This is responsible for the prevailing paralysis in the criminal justice system and the general culture of impunity in the country.

 

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