David Mabuza denies he was a spy

2014-11-21 10:23

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Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza is suing former ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa for R10 million because the businessperson and ANC politician is allegedly spreading the rumour that he was an apartheid-era spy.

In a summons, Mabuza is threatening to ask the president to appoint a commission of inquiry into these allegations.

This follows after a “top secret” report, which describes Mabuza’s alleged spying on the ANC from 1985 to 1993, was sent to four high-ranking party members by email in September.

The four-page report, apparently drafted by the then security police, describes eight different events and lists Mabuza’s name, a spy code and an ANC intelligence number.

According to the report, Mabuza worked with people such as Eugene de Kock, the former Vlakplaas commander, and askari Butana Nofomela. He allegedly spied on ANC cadres such as Jacob Zuma, Phosa, Albertina Sisulu and Angie Motshekga.

In the summons, Mabuza denies that he ever spied for the apartheid government, was an askari or worked with De Kock and Nofomela.

“These accusations are scandalous and can potentially harm the trust of the ANC and the people of South Africa in me,” said Mabuza.

Phosa – whose wife, Pinky, is the MEC for finance in Mabuza’s provincial government – denied that he wrote the report.

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