Zuma appoints Inspector-General of Intelligence

2017-03-13 15:08
Dr Isaac Setlhomamaru Dintwe. (Alicestine October, Netwerk24, file)

Dr Isaac Setlhomamaru Dintwe. (Alicestine October, Netwerk24, file)

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Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has signed off on Dr Isaac Dintwe's appointment as the Inspector-General of Intelligence, the Presidency has confirmed.

Dintwe was nominated to fill the post by Parliament's intelligence committee after two previous attempts to find an inspector general failed.

His nomination was approved by Parliament in November 2016.

"The [Intelligence Services Oversight Act] provides that the President shall appoint an Inspector-General of Intelligence nominated by the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence and approved by the National Assembly by a resolution supported by at least two thirds of its members,” the presidency said on Monday.

The president wished Dintwe well in his new job.

Dintwe's candidacy was approved in Parliament when 299 MPs voted in favour and 14 voted against it.

Dintwe is the head of the police practice department at the University of South Africa.

The published author and co-editor has worked as a police constable, a detective, and as a principal anti-corruption investigator.

During his interviews, he told the committee that he was an expert in forensics.

"I am competent for this office. I'm a cocktail, all in one. My career goes across all different spheres that are involved in anything which deals with the criminal justice system in this country," he told the committee.

He was a snake that ate other snakes, he said. 

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