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Public Protector: 'Classified' doc at centre of SSA spat obtained anonymously

21 March 2019 1:32 PM
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Busisiwe Mkhwebane
State Security Agency
Public Protector
Oupa Segalwe
Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba
Sate Security Minister
The Public Protector laid a criminal complaint against the State Security Minister over the supposedly classified state document.

The office of the Public Protector says it's yet to confirm the authenticity of an allegedly classified document at the centre of a spat with the State Security Agency (SSA).

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane laid a criminal complaint against State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba in connection with the supposedly classified state document.

Read: Public Protector lays a counter charge against State Security Minister

Mkhwebane claims Letsatsi-Duba is interfering with the functioning of her office.

The Public Protector has essentially accused the minister of undermining her authority and being in contempt of her.

According to reports last week, the minister opened a criminal case against Mkhwebane, accusing her of stealing information and violating the country’s security laws.

The document is apparently linked to an investigation into Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and his alleged violation of the Executive Members’ Ethics Act.

The spokesperson for the office of the Public Protector, Oupa Segwale, says the document was anonymously dropped off.

Segwale adds that Minister Letsatsi-Duba cannot comment on the status of the document which she herself has not seen.

The Public Protector is in confidential possession of a document which purports to be the one we are looking for from the minister.

Oupa Segwale, Spokesperson - Office of the Public Protector

As things stand, we do not know if that document is authentic.

Oupa Segwale, Spokesperson - Office of the Public Protector

Neither the Minister nor the Inspector General of Intelligence have thus far confirmed the authenticity of that particular document.

Oupa Segwale, Spokesperson - Office of the Public Protector

We did not steal the document, it was dropped off anonymously.

Oupa Segwale, Spokesperson - Office of the Public Protector

Listen to the response from the Public Protector's office:


This article first appeared on 702 : Public Protector: 'Classified' doc at centre of SSA spat obtained anonymously


21 March 2019 1:32 PM
Tags:
Busisiwe Mkhwebane
State Security Agency
Public Protector
Oupa Segalwe
Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba
Sate Security Minister

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