[Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro] possesses, however, few of his predecessor’s resources, lacking not just oil revenue but Chávez’s surplus of charisma, humour and political skill. Maduro, unable to end the crisis, has increasingly sided with the privileged classes against the masses; his security forces are regularly dispatched into barrios to repress militants under the guise of fighting crime. Having lost its majority in Congress, the government, fearing it can’t win at the polls the way Chávez did, cancelled gubernatorial elections that had been set for December last year (though they now appear to be on again). Maduro has convened an assembly to write a new constitution, supposedly with the objective of institutionalising the power of social movements, though it is unlikely to lessen the country’s polarisation.
If these allegations by ex Justice William Heath are true, this is going to be a huge scandal. Money qoute:
Speaking on Moneyweb Radio Monday night, Heath painted a picture of how the police, steered by controversial national commissioner Jackie Selebi not only failed to act on evidence given to them, but appeared to purposely bungle the investigation into Kebble’s death. Selebi is (or certainly was) a friend of Agliotti.
Judge Heath, of course, is not coming to the party with a spotless reputation. He was after all employed by Kebble in an attempt provide a veneer of respectability to his operation.BACK TO TOP