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Spy wars: Arthur Fraser and Bongani Bongo's lawyer was an SSA member for more than a decade

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Bongani Bongo. (Jan Gerber, News24)
Bongani Bongo. (Jan Gerber, News24)

The lawyer representing the State Security Agency's (SSA) erstwhile director-general (DG), Arthur Fraser, and former state security minister Bongani Bongo was himself a "member" of the spy agency for more than a decade.  

Rapulane Kgoroeadira - whose career with the spook outfit spanned from 2004 to 2016 – is now at the helm of the law firm charged with defending Bongo and Fraser, who have been widely implicated in the political capture of the intelligence service.

The State Capture Inquiry has heard jarring claims that the SSA was effectively usurped to serve the interests of a faction within the ANC aligned to former president Jacob Zuma, with as much as R9 billion bled from the public purse now unaccounted for.

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