Mpofu to Tackle Police Roadblocks, Corruption

[The Herald] Newly appointed Home Affairs and Culture Minister Dr Obert Mpofu yesterday made a commitment to deal with police roadblocks and corruption which have strained relations between the public and law enforcement agents. Speaking after being sw…

[The Herald] Newly appointed Home Affairs and Culture Minister Dr Obert Mpofu yesterday made a commitment to deal with police roadblocks and corruption which have strained relations between the public and law enforcement agents. Speaking after being sworn-in yesterday, Dr Mpofu said he had received a lot of complaints about the conduct of the police."That is the first assignment I want to deal with. I have received a lot of complaints about the behaviour of some of our officers and I am going to address that. This is a

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘Irrational, Unlawful’ Spending for Mandela Funeral Provides Chilling Glimpse Into SA Graft

[Daily Maverick] It was supposed to be the final send-off for South Africa’s best-loved son. But for some, the funeral of Nelson Mandela represented just another opportunity to skim public funds. Released on Monday afternoon, the Public Protector’s rep…

[Daily Maverick] It was supposed to be the final send-off for South Africa's best-loved son. But for some, the funeral of Nelson Mandela represented just another opportunity to skim public funds. Released on Monday afternoon, the Public Protector's report into the chaos around Mandela's funeral offers a depressing reminder that no South African occasion is considered off-limits where graft is concerned. Hundreds of millions of rand that was meant to be used for schooling for the poor was diverted. The release of the report

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa