Bedroom confessions and SMSes blow lid on rogue spy unit

2014-08-10 06:00

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A spy’s bedroom confessions, a romance gone wrong and four years of SMSes have blown the lid off a rogue unit within the State Security Agency (SSA).

A City Press investigation has revealed the existence of the Special Operations Unit of the SSA, where rogue agents use state resources to conduct dirty tricks campaigns, smuggle cigarettes and disgrace top civil servants.

In the wake of the break-up between SA Revenue Service (Sars) group executive Johan van Loggenberg and Pretoria attorney Belinda Walter – who admitted to him and to his bosses that she was a spy – rogue elements within the SOU have been exposed as:

»?Allegedly employing convicted drug dealer Glenn Agliotti to recruit tobacco smugglers. Agliotti has been caught on two separate tape recordings boasting that he could guarantee the alleged smugglers immunity from prosecution.

» Trying to reinstate former police crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli, apparently to have a “friend” in a strategic intelligence position. To ensure Mdluli was not charged, agents began a campaign to discredit former prosecutor and now DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach.

This campaign “exposed” Breytenbach as a spy for Israeli intelligence agency Mossad – allegations that were used by her employers at the National Prosecuting Authority to discredit her.

City Press is in possession of hundreds of SMSes, emails and tape recordings that date from 2011 to 2014. We have heard the recordings of discussions allegedly held between Agliotti and tobacco smugglers.

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