Matsheka jangles DIS's nerves

Thapelo Matsheka
Thapelo Matsheka

Lobatse High Court judge, Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe says the spy agency seems afraid to take Member of Parliament for Lobatse, Thapelo Matsheka before the court where he would have been taken had he committed an offence.

The judge said when releasing the area MP from the Directorate of Intelligence and Security's (DIS) custody yesterday that the reluctance of the spy unit to follow the law on arrests and detention was cause for worry in a democratic state governed by the rule of law.

“I do not think it can be justified that even in the most heinous of crimes, as ritual killings are doubtlessly such, the wrongdoer should not be dealt with according to law and justice. If we allow for a certain type of justice for those suspected of ritual murder, different from justice as we understand it in terms of the rule of law, that in my judgement will be the very definition of anarchy,” he said.

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