Opinion: This is the stuff of a rogue state

Xolani Gwala says an apparent burglary at the home of former Social Development director general Zane Dangor, as well as a robbery at the office of the Chief Justice signals a "slippery slope and may be 'the stuff rogue states are made of".

On Monday two men arrived at Dangor’s house and told the helper they had been sent by him to fix something.

When she refused to let them in they forced their way into the house and became involved in an altercation with his son.

The incident came less than two days after a burglary at the office of the Chief Justice.

Earlier this month, Dangor resigned from his Social Development Department post amid a legal battle into the distribution of social grants.

Gwala says police now have a responsibility to restore confidence in South Africans.

This 'robbery' at Zane Dangor's house is also such a major issue, and I tell you why, because from this you can see some kind of slippery slope here threatening civil servants gangster style just because they were doing their jobs is no less a threat to this democracy than robbing the Chief Justice's offices.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

What's next? A journalist investigating a corruption story found dead in their apartment maybe? A lawyer representing say an anti-mining civil society group disappears without a trace?

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

This is the stuff rogue states are mad of. This is the stuff banana republics are made of.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

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