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As the furore around the State Security Agency rages on, one of only two bodies that can hold the agency to account is not functioning.
Former top State Security Agency spy and alleged Jacob Zuma ally, Thulani Dlomo, has been sacked - but it seems he is the last to know.
In the weeks leading up to the ANC's national elective conference at Nasrec in December 2017, a sophisticated listening device went missing from the highly secure State Security Agency's headquarters.
A trove of intelligence, documents and other datasets handed to the inspector-general of intelligence by the former head of SARS’s investigations unit in 2014, and which allegedly proves the extent and scope of the conspiracy against the taxman, has been lost.
A secret and disputed report by the Inspector General of Intelligence slams the creation of an investigative unit in the SA Revenue Service and and broadly mirrors similar Public Protector findings.
Deputy Minister of State Security Zizi Kodwa confirmed on Wednesday a number of actions the department had undertaken to tackle the years of alleged impropriety that characterised the State Security Agency during the Zuma administration.
State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba's office finally broke its silence on Wednesday, issuing a late-night statement denying claims made in a weekend newspaper that she had lived a double life for a decade, earning millions as a spy while still an MEC in Limpopo.
Former spy boss Gibson Njenje has been fired from his position as special adviser to state security minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba.
If Cyril Ramaphosa is truly committed to cleaning up the state, creating an effective public service and putting the country on a steady economic growth path, he cannot commit to the ANC, writes Pieter du Toit.
Not the auditor general, nor the inspector general into intelligence or the parliamentary committee tasked with overseeing the country’s spying operations could provide a check on the profligacy and criminality of the State Security Agency.
Some government employees do not want to be vetted, including at state-owned enterprises, the State Security Agency told Parliament.
Fears about State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo weren't unfounded. Six months into the job, she has been accused of issuing illegal interception orders and pushing her own allies to be appointed, writes Adriaan Basson.
The State Security Agency's controversial Special Operations Unit, previously headed up by the equally controversial Thulani Dlomo, reported directly to former president Jacob Zuma, according to the Inspector General of Intelligence.
A tearful whistleblower into the alleged looting of the Secret Service Account within Crime Intelligence has apologised for his role in the alleged criminality and corruption that took place in the police unit.
The SSA believes that, in terms of the Constitution, no rights are absolute; rights are also restricted.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and former state security minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba will not face prosecution in cases that the two had laid against each other, the Hawks say.
The country's intelligence agencies have been grossly abused and manipulated. The end result is that we cannot trust that our state security is acting with objectivity and integrity, writes Mandy Wiener.
The uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans' Association has hit out at State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba, who it claims has attacked ANC secretary general Ace Magashule "without cause or reason".
The police's Crime Intelligence unit has been "affected" by revelations in the hard-hitting high-level review panel report on the State Security Agency but is "not captured", the national police commissioner says.
Former president Jacob Zuma violated the Constitution, broke the law and was directly responsible for the manipulation of the country's civilian intelligence service in aid of his personal ambitions, the explosive report into the State Security Agency has found.
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