ISS calls for a transparent selection process for SAs top cop appointments

The Hawks say they are still trying to ascertain if any documents are missing but at this stage, it appears that no dockets were stolen in the burglary that took place at their headquarters on Wednesday.

Gareth Newham, head of the Justice and Violence Prevention Programme at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) admits that it is worrying that the headquarters of South Africa's corruption busting agency has been broken into.

There was no sign of forced entry so it suggests that it was an inside job or an undertaking of someone who knows how their security systems work.

Gareth Newham, head of the Justice and Violence Prevention Programme at the Institute for Security Studies

Newham adds that it important to note that several other government departments and civil rights organisations have also have been victims of robbery where computers were also targeted and stolen. It suggests that it could be linked to security or intelligence agencies, rogue elements within those agencies who are trying to get hold of information says Newham.

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Newham mentions that is has been reported that suspended former crime intelligence boss, Richard Mdluli is still working with state security and involved in intelligence operations.

You need to make sure that women and men you have in your organisation have immense integrity.

Gareth Newham, head of the Justice and Violence Prevention Programme at the Institute for Security Studies

On Wednesday, Corruption Watch and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) launched a public awareness campaign focused on the appointments of the South African Police Service (SAPS) national commissioner and the head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (the Hawks).

The fundamental problem is that the constitution allows the President to appoint any man or woman he likes to be the chief of police says Newham

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