n SA Crime Quarterly - Editorial

Volume 2008, Issue 24
  • ISSN : 1991-3877



This edition of the Crime Quarterly thus focuses almost exclusively on the matter of the Scorpions. Unlike most other editions of the journal we have made space for several opinion pieces. Moe Shaik, formerly Deputy Intelligence Coordinator of the National Intelligence Coordinating Committee presents the ANC's reasons for seeking the disbanding of the Scorpions, including that the Scorpions have 'entrenched a system of patronage' through targeted and politically motivated prosecutions, and have collected intelligence without having to be accountable to the same oversight bodies as other branches of the security forces.

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