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Parliament to discuss Scorpions' fate today

By unknown | Aug 04, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Anna Majavu

Anna Majavu

The fate of the National Prosecuting Authority's special investigations unit - commonly known as the Scorpions - will be discussed in Parliament today.

The government has introduced the General Laws Amendment Bill, which makes provision for the Scorpions to be disbanded. This follows a resolution passed at the ANC conference last year that the unit be disbanded and that a new crime fighting unit be established.

The disbanding of the Scorpions has drawn objections from opposition parties. Parliament has received more than 55000 e-mail petitions, 24000 handwritten signatures, about 18000 SMSes and 100 written submissions against the dissolution of the Scorpions.


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