Investigate Zuma's role on spooks - DA

2011-09-18 17:03

Cape Town - The DA is to ask the inspector general of intelligence to investigate whether President Jacob Zuma approved the use of spooks to monitor the activities of his political opponents.

"I will be writing to the inspector general of intelligence, Faith Radebe, to request that she investigate the possible involvement of the president in the abuse of the state security apparatus," Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Athol Trollip said in a statement on Sunday.

This followed a request he had made to Radebe last week, asking her to investigate reported abuse of the intelligence services to fight factional battles within the African National Congress.

Since then, reports have indicated that the State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele wanted state security agency head Gibson Njenje to place ANC politicians opposed to President Jacob Zuma under surveillance.

"Minister Cwele reportedly issued his request to Mr Njenje following a ‘threat analysis’ in the ministry’s political stability assessment report."

Cwele’s decision to use the intelligence services for party-political purposes raised a number of questions.

"Did President Zuma himself order Minister Cwele to use the state intelligence apparatus to monitor his political opponents? If not, on whose orders was Minister Cwele acting?" Trollip asked.

It was highly unlikely that Cwele would have made this decision without the president, or other senior ANC leaders, knowing about it.

"The role of the president must therefore be thoroughly interrogated. The inspector general must ensure that the integrity of the state intelligence apparatus is protected, and not merely used as a weapon in the arsenal of a certain political faction" he said.

- SAPA
Read more on:    da  |  anc  |  siyabonga cwele  |  faith radebe  |  jacob zuma  |  athol trollip  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Road deaths on the rise

2014-12-22 23:39
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Five wrapping hacks you have to know before Christmas

Five gift wrapping hacks that will save Christmas for you!

 
 

I love summer.24

Sexiest Instagrams of 2014
Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!
Summer Survey!
Great ideas for the best summer sandwiches!

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Paarl

Houses R 1 900 000

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Durbanville

Houses R 2 400 000

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off the bestselling books

Save big on the most captivating reads of 2014. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It is hard to keep some sort of balance when the natural rhythm has flown out the window. The best thing to do is try not to keep...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.