Busisiwe Mkhwebane; Protecting us against our Public Enterprises Minister

CAPE TOWN — For anybody who still believes, no matter what their ideological framework, that the State has ever done anything in the public interest when it comes to national security, this dig through the entrails of the latest manifestation of ‘our’ spy agency, might convince you otherwise.

  It’s courtesy of South Africa’s esteemed Public Protector who once told horrified MPs she was thinking of appointing the State Security Agency (SSA) to oversee her outfit’s information management system. Pause, adjust-mindset, engage; spooks overseeing whistle-blower data.

  Unsatisfied by her bid to change the mandate of the Reserve Bank, she’s now using an affidavit by none other than deputy president of the EFF, Floyd Shivambu, to try and nail Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

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