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Sydney Mufamadi addresses the media yesterday on the recently screened documentary on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. PHOTO: Felix Dlangamandla (Netwerk24)
Sydney Mufamadi addresses the media yesterday on the recently screened documentary on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. PHOTO: Felix Dlangamandla (Netwerk24)

The president needs to launch a full-scale investigation into all intelligence operations, he needs to use emergency powers and laws to hack open the shadowy world of the spy agency, suspend the whole top-structure and, if needs be, disband the whole organisation, argues Pieter du Toit following Monday's testimony at the Zondo commission.

The evidence has been there all along.

Fake dossiers targeting enemies of the state capture project at SARS. Manufactured charges against the head of the Hawks and police watchdog IPID. Rumours about and attacks on National Treasury and its minister. Funny smelling stories published in Sunday newspapers and a coordinated propaganda campaign by Independent Media.

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