'Anti-Scorpions Bill not in public interest'

'Anti-Scorpions Bill not in public interest'

MPs should vote against the current measure before Parliament intended to dissolve the Scorpions, the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation said on Wednesday.

"… the bills are not in the public interest and should be opposed by members of parliament," the organisation said in its submission to Parliament on the measure.

Bringing the Scorpions under the command of the SAPS would expose the investigative unit to political manipulation, corruption and under-performance.

"We believe that the envisaged dissolution of the Scorpions will… compound alleged existing weaknesses of the criminal justice system," the centre said. -Sapa

In The Star, 23 July 2008

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