Editorials
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27 Jan 2021
4:40 am

Probe the whole spy community

Editorials

Millions were spent on undercover operations against opponents of the Zuma faction.

Former safety and security Minister Sydney Mufamadi. Picture: Refilwe Modise

It is a common trait among intelligence professionals the world over that they work in the dark of secrecy … and when it comes to matters of real state security, that attitude is understandable. After all, a nation’s enemies should not have access to information which they could turn to their advantage. But, that commitment to the cloak-and-dagger, undercover world has meant that many, many acts of malfeasance have been carried out well away from the public eye. Nevertheless, it has been shocking (and we mean that in its real sense, not in the often seemingly insincere way it is...