Interesting interview with the South African minister for intelligence Ronnie Kasrils in Daily Ireland. In it he draws parallels between his own party, the ANC, and Sinn Fein. He also urges that party to engage professionally and ethicly once it is satisfied there is a level playing field on policing. The question remains as to how and when the party will read that the playing field to be ‘level’. Legislation to effectively pardon ‘on the runs’ appears to be in train, but acceptance of former paramilitaries in the new police force does not.
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