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Pretoria – The theft of R17m worth of foreign currency from the State Security Agency (SSA) in Pretoria raised questions about the level of security at such institutions, the Inkatha Freedom Party said on Friday.

In a statement, IFP national chairperson Blessed Gwala said that the premises of the SSA were supposed to be one of the most secure in the country because it "deals with intelligence gathering on domestic and international matters".

"For its own security measures to be breached so easily must be reason for grave concern. What is even more damning is that the closed circuit camera surveillance system proved to be inadequate in providing clear pictures of the burglars. This raises questions around just how secure is the country’s intelligence system which houses very sensitive information that could have international repercussions."

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