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State intelligence inefficient - expert

2012-08-21 11:42

Johannesburg - State intelligence, crippled by vacancies in top positions, has been inefficient in helping the police deal with the violence at Lonmin platinum mine, a police expert said, according to a report on Tuesday.

The State Security Agency's three top positions were currently vacant, reported Business Day.

Also, police crime intelligence did not have a chief after the North Gauteng High Court interdicted Richard Mdluli from performing in his position pending a review of a decision to withdraw criminal charges against him.

"My view is that the state intelligence was unable to be very helpful, partly due to the mess that the intelligence services are in," Institute of Security Studies police expert Johan Burger was quoted as saying.

Due to suspensions and resignations, "probably crime intelligence was not able to play the role it should have", said Burger.

Business Day said President Jacob Zuma's office, who was responsible for making senior government appointments, has not responded to questions sent by the newspaper.

Comments
  • gerhard.muller.988 - 2012-08-21 11:50

    No ways!!! You have got to be kidding me?? But then again you shouldn't really use "State" and "Intelligence" in the same sentence.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-21 11:57

      State Intelligence Non Existent.

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-08-21 12:02

      There is NO intellegence full stop!

      mattewis.kat - 2012-08-21 12:03

      LOL, I was pondering that same statement

      dewalds3 - 2012-08-21 12:09

      'State intelligence' - with the ANC that is an oxymoron - (not as if they do not have enough morons...)

      kevin.pitzer - 2012-08-21 12:10

      Maybe they should have said that the intelligence became leaderless because they became too clever but half !

      anthonycharles.williams - 2012-08-21 12:14

      no kidding, you never knew, but the witchdoctors handing out muti to everyone, well how about that!!!

      aristar.aristary - 2012-08-21 12:27

      That is what is called an OXYMORON. We all know the state is headed by the chief of Morons

      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-08-21 12:46

      "due to the mess that the intelligence services are in," Should read - "Due to the mess this whole Country is in"

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-21 12:58

      Inefficient? Noooo, do you think?

      Havokreeka - 2012-08-21 14:21

      "State intelligence, crippled by vacancies in top positions" Yet we have a huge unemployed percentage of our population and we can't fill the current vacancies thanks to BEE. Well done ANC, bravo!

      louis.olivier.988 - 2012-08-21 16:15

      what else can you expect when the average IQ is 80-83 from these idiots

      tw2066 - 2012-08-21 17:38

      State Intelligence is an oxymoron, let me give you some examples, "honest MP" or "non Racist ANC", or "experience Police chief" or 'white pilot cadet' - oxymorons, as opposed to ANCYL - morons.

      alf.pop - 2012-08-21 20:07

      I couldn't agree more! Intelligence is non-existent and S.A. is in a hell of a state, thanks to morons running it.

  • richard.zanner - 2012-08-21 11:50

    State Intelligence ? That is a joke.

      jaco.nel.5030 - 2012-08-21 12:10

      Oxymoron?

      rontheogre - 2012-08-21 13:26

      They are to busy embezzling secret funds, spying on each other, discrediting loyal and efficient workers and firing or investigating those that do their jobs by exposing corruption. This leaves no time to do their real jobs as indicated in the constitution and job description.

  • shaun.knoesen.9 - 2012-08-21 11:52

    Great article title! Very accurate!

      blignault.michaele - 2012-08-21 12:33

      Intelligence tells me the country is in a state [of inefficiency]!!

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-08-21 11:54

    Given the reputation of our current government, it is safe to say that a void does actually have more intellegence than the said void being filled by a political appointment in the intellegence agencies.

  • letsallbefriendsdammit - 2012-08-21 11:55

    State intelligence inefficient? Well there's a shock. We could've told you that in our sleep.. in latin.

      aristar.aristary - 2012-08-21 12:37

      Intelligence is sadly lacking in the ANC and the state. The biggest disadvantage of Democracy is that two idiots can outvote a genius

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-08-21 11:59

    It takes an expert to tell us this, a week after the event, when we have been saying this a week before the tragedy?

  • harry.kruger.94 - 2012-08-21 12:02

    Gramatical Error !!You can not use the words "state" and " intelligence" next to each other !! It can never make any sence !!

      aristar.aristary - 2012-08-21 15:28

      That is why it is called an oxymoron. Morons ruin the country

  • mattewis.kat - 2012-08-21 12:02

    Affirmative Action at its best! I suppose it's still better keeping those posts vacant rather than just appointing someone the likes of Captain Handsome who put it a massive dent in what was our only seaworthy submarine!

      anthonycharles.williams - 2012-08-21 12:23

      ps, I wont mention SAA

  • leon.groenewald.33 - 2012-08-21 12:02

    State intelligence now there is a misnomer if ever I heard one. We are governed by a std 3 or so "lehner". There is nothing in this "new South Afica to indicate even the slightest bit of intelligence! I promise you I'll build a 3-5 year jig-saw puzzle in minutes while our president will still applaud himself for building it in under 5 years as the box stated!

  • pierre.dupreez.58 - 2012-08-21 12:09

    I can see Verwoerd's hand in this one!!

      aristar.aristary - 2012-08-21 16:25

      LOL. The long arm of the ghosts. Maybe we should blame Rhodes as well.

  • sheik.mohammad.378 - 2012-08-21 12:16

    Zuma headed the ANC Intelligence department...enough said. Gerhard asked if the word State and Intelligence can be used in the same sentence...Sorry Gerhard, I have no answer for you.

  • sheik.mohammad.378 - 2012-08-21 12:19

    A contridiction in terms.

      aristar.aristary - 2012-08-21 16:43

      Oxymoron and the Ox moron leads the government

  • fabian.houten - 2012-08-21 12:24

    Heard the joke with the spade and intelligence? ...But what is this intelligence? LOL

      aristar.aristary - 2012-08-21 16:44

      lol ha!ha!ha!ha!ha!ha!ha!ha!ha!ha!ha!

  • ben.louw.5 - 2012-08-21 12:27

    The title is stating the obvious...

  • Ntobane Setabola - 2012-08-21 12:31

    lol,wake me up i'm dreaming

  • parys.fotograaf - 2012-08-21 12:33

    So where have the brains of the three top positions gone?

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-08-21 12:34

    Intelligence? I very much doubt that there is Intelligence involved in the activities of these clowns.

  • annaline - 2012-08-21 12:41

    People with degrees in criminology are struggling to get employment, they have skills this country needs.. i know my daughter is one of them, she has three degrees two of them in criminology but when she applies, the same old answer..BEE only...and now we wonder why things are going the way they are....

  • wayne.geyer.3 - 2012-08-21 12:45

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  • michele.holmes.1238 - 2012-08-21 12:55

    We all know that their is a serious definiency of intelligence in the government.

      theo.groenewald - 2012-08-21 13:20

      there, not their :)

  • victor.windsor - 2012-08-21 12:56

    What intelligence !!!!!

      aristar.aristary - 2012-08-21 16:47

      The ox moron is leading the state by the nose ring

  • bryan.s.mcconnell - 2012-08-21 12:57

    The words 'State' and 'Intelligence' don't belong in the same sentence..... F**kin dimwits!!

  • wikus.venter.756 - 2012-08-21 13:17

    Oxymoron, with emphasis on moron.

  • braamc - 2012-08-21 14:48

    Like everything else. ANC nothing useless thieving, corrupt filth!

  • thereevos - 2012-08-21 16:57

    If you can't fill it with black corrupt bastard they don't fill it at all.they waiting for the right sgebenga to apply

  • firstseed.mbeva - 2012-08-21 17:17

    Do we still have state intelligence? I thought they have a boxing ring at the SSA headquarters,hahahaha!

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