SSA forensic probe a non-starter as law firm pulls out

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State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo
State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo
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The story: It took one year for an agreement to be put in place for a forensic law firm to probe the cesspit of corruption, fraud and a litany of other crimes at the State Security Agency. 

The twist: Just as the probe by Sandton-based law firm Bowmans was confirmed, the company is said to have pulled out. 

What we know: News24 has reliably learnt that the company has opted to terminate its agreement to probe the raft of allegations facing the country's spy agency. This was after internal fighting, jostling over access to documents and uncertainty over the terms of reference of the investigation took centre stage. 

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