WILL THE SCORPION STILL STING? The future of the Directorate of Special Operations
Following the politico-legal row that has engulfed the National Prosecuting Authorityâ€™s Directorate of Special Operations (otherwise known as the Scorpions), President Mbeki appointed Judge Sisi Khampepe on 1 April 2005 to head a commission of enquiry (known as the Khampepe Commission) to review the mandate and location of the DSO and make recommendations. On receipt of the Commissionâ€™s recommendations, the President, in consultation with Cabinet, has made a decision on the future of the Scorpions. This article analyses the implications of the decision and raises critical questions related to the past and the future.
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