S.Africa: WHY THE SECRECY? – DA slams State Security Agency’s refusal to reveal intelligence reports from July ’s unrest

Jan‘s Advertisement
Selfmoordvoorkoming Suid-Afrika - Op Facebook
Daar is ‘n SELFMOORD EPIDEMIE onder Blankes in SA. Daar is ‘n BAIE* Blankes, veral mans, insluitend jong mans, wat vir hulleself geen hoop in SA sien nie. Hierdie mense doen uitstekende werk om die lewens van Blankes, veral jong Blankes, te red en hulle hoop te gee.

[What is the ruling party hiding? Jan]

DURBAN – THE DA has slammed the State Security Agency’s (SSA) refusal to make public intelligence reports on July’s unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng as cowardice.

DA spokesperson on State Security, Dianne Kohler Barnard, said the decision to hide behind Section 10 of the Intelligence Services Act and Section 44 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) is cowardice and highlights the State’s desire to continue to maintain the veil of secrecy around the catastrophic events in July.

“It is this very level of secrecy the High Level Review Panel report decried and obviously the reports would have been redacted to protect the names of operatives, sources and other sensitive information,” she said.

DA leader, John Steenhuisen, submitted an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to the SSA on July 27 July to access the report(s) which Police Minister, Bheki Cele, categorically denied having received.

Barnard said the minister of State Security was summarily removed from that position after the violence, and to this date it has not been established which of the ministers’ versions of events is correct.

“Complete transparency is required in terms of who knew what and when as well as how our security cluster twiddled their thumbs as KwaZulu-Natal’s industries and livelihoods went up in flames,” she said.

She said the information is of public interest.

“South Africans must know the contents of the supposed report and any intelligence information related to the ANC-sponsored violence which wreaked havoc on communities and businesses in KZN and Gauteng,” she said.

Source: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/da-slams-state-security-agencys-refusal-to-reveal-intelligence-reports-from-julys-unrest-36d131c2-2c62-4b23-af88-9f271b6a6c54

Jan‘s Advertisement
Black Monday in 2017! The Biggest White protest about Farm Murders
128 Photos: The Day of White anger over Farm Murders! STOP KILLING OUR WHITE FARMERS!!! This was the biggest White protest in the history of South Africa. You‘ll be blown away by what Whites did that day!

%d bloggers like this:
Skip to toolbar