The interfering hand of the Executive

The suspension of Tymon Katlholo, the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) director general this week, has raised fears of the interfering hand of the Executive.

As a parent, the Office of the President (OP) could have done better by simply intervening in the impasse between the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) and the DCEC well in time, rather than watching silently as the two security organs cajoled in the public domain over flimsy issues.

The turf wars between the country’s leading corruption and economic crime buster and the national spy agency are well documented and there is fear that they could have eroded public trust in the two security organs whose functions cannot be overemphasised.

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Government’s efforts commendable!

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