The Khampepe Commission The Future of the Scorpions at Stake

"While hearings at the Khampepe Commission received extensive media coverage, very few from the research community have written to provide insights into the drama that unfolded during proceedings at the commission. This paper is therefore intended to fill this void. However, it does not purport to provide a legal analysis of arguments presented during the commission, but seeks only to offer a general overview of what was at stake during the proceedings. The overall aim is to ensure that, before President Mbeki makes a pronouncement on the questions the commission dealt with, members of the public know how the proceedings unfolded."