Apartheid era spook linked to spy cables leak

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Cape Town - A former apartheid era intelligence agent has been blamed for the leak of spy cables to Al Jazeera TV channel.

According to the Sunday Independent, a number of intelligence sources say there was a breach of security on the part of the agent who was working on a secret project code-named Mokopa Missile project.

The agent allegedly allowed his brother-in-law to access his official computer. The brother-in-law then copied all the files and sold them to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the British secret intelligence M16.

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