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Vol 48 No 20

Published 5th October 2007

South Africa

Intelligence in a divided house

South Africa's intelligence services, police and army appear rudderless, with increasingly limited civilian or democratic oversight. Vusi Pikoli is the fifth chief of a security department to leave office in unusual circumstances. His predecessor, Bulelani Ngcuka, resigned after pitched battles with African National Congress leaders investigated by the Scorpions; Jacob Zuma still blames him for his current troubles.

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