Solving the intractable mess: How State institutions are playing President Masisi for a fool

At some point President Masisi’s administration will have to reflect on its anti-corruption campaign.

In so doing, it will have to firstly reevaluate itself. It must ask itself; “Did we begin this campaign with the right intentions, and the right motives?” This is a question independent from whether the subjects of its campaign are guilty of any wrongdoing or not. State objectives must always be actuated by only the best intentions in the national interest. There must be internal dialogue on whether personal motives did not accidentally or deliberately get infused into public objectives.

Should the administration answer the question in the positive; it a must ask itself whether the manner in which it approached the subject, was consistent with the fundamentals of criminal investigation or prosecution. For example, it must soberly consider whether the embarrassment suffered by Isaac Kgosi at the airport upon arrest, and Welheminah ‘Butterfly’ Maswabi, upon her arrest and detention, could not have been avoided, without endangering investigative and prosecutorial objectives. Again, this is a matter independent of the enquiry as to guilt.

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