As part of his state capture project, former president Jacob Zuma typically selected dishonest, corrupt or incompetent people to head South Africa’s security agencies. A good example was the 2009 appointment of Richard Mdluli as leader of crime intelligence in the South African Police Service (SAPS).
Mdluli’s tenure was characterised by alleged high-level corruption and plunged the police into disarray. He was allowed to retire in early 2018 and was recently replaced by Lt-General Peter Jacobs.
This View on Africa is presented by Dr Johan Burger, ISS senior research consultant. He will discuss the challenges Jacobs faces and what he must do to improve this crucial policing function.
About View on Africa
Every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT (09h00 - 10h00 GMT), ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by an online Q&A with participants.
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