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Comparing the new Scorpions with the old Scorpions

By Paul Hoffman 27th May 2019 It has been suggested in the media coverage of the establishment of an Investigative Directorate (ID) for state capture and serious corruption offences that the ID is the “New Scorpions”. Some useful lessons can be learned from a comparison of the Scorpions of old with the features of the […]

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LETTER: Argument over ‘plot’ against Zuma is fallacious

Decision to prosecute was that of acting prosecutions boss Mokotedi Mpshe, not former chief Bulelani Ngcuka and Scorpions head Leonard McCarthy 22 May 2019 – 05:04 By Paul Hoffman in Business Day Mokotedi Mpshe, former acting director of public prosecutions. Picture: SOWETAN It is fallacious to argue that former national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) […]

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Corruption is not just a scourge, it is a crime too

Professor Pierre de Vos has suggested that Cyril Ramaphosa, deputy president under Jacob Zuma and now president since February 2018 as well as possibly president for another 10 years, will be too constrained by the politics of patronage and factionalism within the ANC to do anything useful about countering corruption in SA. This rather dismaying […]

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LETTER: New parliament must be cleansed of crooks

SA must not enter its next political phase with corrupt officials 06 May 2019 – 05:05 (BusinessDay) South African parliament. Picture: GCIS The voters of SA — those of them who turn up on Wednesday — have the opportunity to assist in the post-Zuma cleansing process that all right-thinking people accept is essential if constitutional […]

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