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Spy agency 'unaware' of Mbalula plot claim

2011-11-08 12:11

Johannesburg - The State Security Agency (SSA) is not aware of the claim that Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula's short extramarital affair was actually a politically motivated trap set by them, as reported in The New Age on Tuesday.

"We are not aware of the claims being made and we urge people who have legitimate complaints to approach the Office of the Inspector General of Intelligence and lay a formal complaint," SSA spokesperson Brian Dube said in a statement.

The New Age reported that the married Mbalula, who has publicly confirmed having sex with a woman he met at a party, believes he was the victim of a trap set for him by "rogue elements" in South Africa's intelligence agencies.

According to the report, the woman was paid R150 000 to "rubbish his name" by operatives meddling in African National Congress squabbles in the run-up to the party's elective conference in Mangaung next year.

The atmosphere in the ANC was "polluted" and state security agencies were being used to spy on the party's leaders.

"State institutions must not be used to fight political wars. It must stop now," he reportedly told the newspaper.

ANC environment ‘poisoned’

The SSA responded by saying: "We are worried by the tendency of politicians to make broad and unsubstantiated claims reflecting negatively on the integrity of the agency.

"The minister of state security is on record appealing to politicians to stop politicising the work of the agency," said Dube.

Mbalula reportedly told The New Age that the political environment in the ANC was "really a poisoned one" and that the reports on his short affair were part of a broader political plot using state agencies to discredit him.

However, Mbalula, who is a former ANC Youth League leader, acknowledged that he was largely responsible for the scandal. "I need to relook at my ways."

In an interview published in City Press on Sunday, Joyce Molamu said she met Mbalula at a party and they had a "two night stand".

She fell pregnant and they discussed money for her to have an abortion.

She eventually wanted R40 000 to cover her expenses while she took a few months off to heal.

Comments
  • Felix - 2011-11-08 12:25

    Good save by team Zuma, score is still 1-0 to them. Team Juju is fighting hard but it looks like they are losing energy!

      Servaas - 2011-11-08 12:49

      Talk about not being able to keep your "mishiniwam" in your pants.

      Right - 2011-11-08 13:03

      @Mbalula....Yah Right....next thing you will be telling us that the State Security Agency impregnated her. Surely your ambitions for obtaining the ANC Secretary-General post does not have to involve or degenerate to pointing fingers at the State Security Agencies. Minister STOP for a minute and THINK about what you are saying or implying. Are you telling the general public that as a Minister you are prone to and gullible enough to fall for plots; as you say by Intelligence services. May I ask how many other traps have you fallen into....be it local, foreign or crime affiliated intelligence operatives. Your statements if true mean that you are not worthy of holding public office nor been entrusted to hold the post of ANC Secretary-General as you are a WEAK LINK in positions of Authority. One must accept responsibility for ones actions without resorting to grand standing.

      rbphiri - 2011-11-08 13:12

      Yes Mbalula I believe these agents are a group of extra terrestrial entities from planet Imagination deployed to planet Earth, on a mission to tarnish your name. Quick! To the Mbalula-mobile, we need to suit up and prepare for their counter revolutionary invasion. Ag wake up Mbalula and face reality of your actions.

  • notbuyingface - 2011-11-08 12:27

    We forgive you and hope you learned. Now lets go to Mangaung 2012.

  • Paul - 2011-11-08 12:37

    I hope he's also going to be charged with bringing the ANC into disrepute.

  • Neville - 2011-11-08 12:40

    Some movement in the ANC

  • Stevie - 2011-11-08 12:43

    What will it be next? The NIA held her down whilst old Fiki groped around looking for his John Thomas !

  • Enock - 2011-11-08 12:46

    I think it was a sin motivated trap set by the desire of mbalula's heart and his lack of self-control.

  • Faizel - 2011-11-08 12:49

    In a civilised society he would have been asked to resigned. A man that can cheat on his wife just, cant, cant, hold public office.

      Fred - 2011-11-08 13:49

      Sure, he is a liar and a cheat. He cannot be trusted and should resign. Oh, I forget. Lying and cheating are just entry level requirements for ANC government ministers.

  • Harlem - 2011-11-08 13:07

    wheb THE NEW AGE was launched no secret was made that it would be a PRO ANC publication...so why be surprised that they would bring about this type of crap..did any other newspaper reflect similar reports...FIKI had his fun and now wants to know none..the troop follows the leader...check showerhead...this is a tradition that will never stop...how can we teach our children about AIDS, when the public figures, whom we are supposed to look up to, cannot tow the line...furthermore we are looking at another human being growing up in a single parent household, which basically adds up to another messed up adult in the making..we need to take a stance to bring about change in Government...sooner rather than later...

  • Marius - 2011-11-08 13:08

    Well, I suppose he is following the example set by his president.

  • Chris - 2011-11-08 13:12

    There is a helluva lot of smoke about state agencies being used to support the ANC in power (and other party objectives), so much smoke that there is likely to be fire somewhere. ... and this is not the first we have heard this; Mbeki also did not respect the line between party and state. Before you gloat, think about the ramifications for democracy in SA. What will the ANC resort to when their grip on power faces a real challenge in future? Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for you.

  • Mtizozo - 2011-11-08 13:17

    I supported him in his fisrt case, mara in this one again, I am confused now,

  • Makatikamusona - 2011-11-08 13:31

    I personally don't care what you are doing privately as long as I did not contributes to towards the 10k and 400k you gave out for trying to silence that lady. Next time you will learn to find a brothel around or order a professional and I am sure you could have saved quite a lot of money and there you will be more careful not burst the condom and if it did you will stop and put on another one. Alternatively you could take your wife along

      Fred - 2011-11-08 13:57

      I could not care either. But now he is publicly mouthing the most stupid lies. He is making a pathetic attempt trying to cover his ass and shows him up as an idiot, a liar and a person who cannot be trusted. Not ministerial material.

  • brettcch - 2011-11-08 13:56

    You can't happily play by this set of rules when it suits you, and then start whinging if it gets used against you. Play nicely or don't play at all. Better still, why not lead a clean-up in the ANC?

  • Warwick - 2011-11-08 13:59

    Keep it in yoor pants big boy. Hope you had a shower like Zuma afterwards. Would not want your wife to catch something strange down there now would you.

  • thando.buthelezi1 - 2011-11-08 14:03

    I am a MERMAID

  • Ally - 2011-11-08 16:31

    If the minister is so sure of his "facts" then he must produce the proof: + where's evidence of intelligence involvement? + where's evidence of payment of R150 000? + Where's evidence his name will be "rubbished"? + And for those who love the salaciousness of it all: where's the burst condom? C'on, minister, produce the evidence and we'll believe you. + And best of all: where's evidence the political environment within the ANC as "really a poisoned one"? This smarty-pants minister should be immediately excommunicated from his party for making such bold claims about the party. What will the party do now?

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