10 candidates shortlisted for Inspector General of Intelligence

2016-11-01 14:41
Parliament. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Parliament. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - Parliament’s intelligence sub-committee has shortlisted 10 candidates in the hunt for a new inspector general.

The process was started in 2015, but has been stalled on a number of occasions.

In 2015, the African National Congress had to back down from their preferred candidate, Cecil Burgess, when they could not secure enough votes for his candidacy.

READ: Candidates for inspector general of intelligence to be announced

The process restarted again in April 2016, but was never completed.

On Tuesday, the committee started the shortlisting process again, narrowing down the candidates from 17 to 10.

The shortlisted candidates are:

  • Clinton Davids,
  • Sethlomamaru Dintwe,
  • Jayashree Govender,
  • Smanga Jele,
  • Andile Kilifele,
  • Mapogoane Ntshabeleng,
  • Victor Ngidi,
  • Nhlakanipho Nkontwana,
  • Nyelisani Tshitereke, and
  • Bruce Watson.
    The committee chairperson said the interviews would be held over two days.

They would be held on Tuesday, November 8, and Wednesday, November 9.

Once the committee decided on a candidate, they would have to be recommended to the National Assembly.

The intelligence inspector general’s appointment requires, under Section 210(b) of the Constitution, at least a two-thirds majority, or 267 votes.

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