Rooting out the rot: Police Minister Nhleko’s Sisyphean task

Four years later, the stench of crime and corruption left in the wake of convicted police commissioner Jackie Selebi still wafted through the corridors of parliament at the debate on the SAPS budget vote this week. But spare a thought for our newly minted Police Minister, Nkosinathi Nhleko, who has inherited multiple sins of the past and who is going to need big cojones and some potent pesticides to weed out the rot. By MARIANNE THAMM.