What does it say about a State which employs 1448 policemen with criminal records, some of them very senior policemen, and which does all in its power to block and obstruct the prosecution of Richard Mdluli, charged in 2011 with murder, and suspended as crime intelligence chief; and charged with corruption relating to the alleged abuse of the secret services account and subjected to disciplinary investigation by police management?
The Direct Democracy Forum believes that successful prosecution would set yet another precedent in the challenge to the reigning political elite, that even the most senior of them can be held accountable for their actions and abuses. The DDF believe the government of the day are avoiding this precedent at all costs so as to avoid a domino effect that could bring down the highest of the high in the corridors of power.
Does this mean the scrabble to avoid that domino effect arises from widespread criminality in the corridors of power? The DDF suspect as much. What other reason can there be for such telling and panic induced behaviour? The alternative of letting justice prevail and letting the truth out is certainly being avoided, almost at any cost.
A DDF administration would stand back and allow the full prosecution of criminals in government, no matter who they were, nor the manner of their criminality.
The state must be above reproach in all matters to engage the trust of its citizens. This is something DDF policies will ensure at all levels of government.
The buck stops at the ballot box.