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A structural problem was created by the coming into being of the Scorpions and that structural and systematic problem led to the downfall of Vusi Pikoli.
The SAPS's mandate is security, whereas that of the national prosecuting authority is prosecution.
The Scorpions sought to straddle the two separate and distinct national competencies, to wit, investigation and deterrence of crime on the one hand, which is a security question, and guidance on collection of evidence and its presentation at court, which is a prosecution question.
Pikoli, being trained in law, understood and implemented his mandate with regard to prosecution. But he was also asked to do something he does not know, did not study for and could not practice, to wit, national security issues. His position sought to portray him as what he was not, a security specialist.
Since his ignorance on national security issues threatened the state he obviously had to be be relieved of his duties. And President Kgalema Motlanthe's boldness must be acknowledged.
The question we have to ask ourselves is whether the new model addresses the problem that caused the lack of cohesion on national security issues in our state apparatus.