SOE heads can use discretion to employ flagged individuals, SSA tells Scopa

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The State Security Agency (SSA) has told Parliament's standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) that while everyone in the government's employ may be vetted and flagged for a criminal offence, some heads of institutions use "their own discretion".

The agency's delegation, led by State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo, briefed the committee on its vetting procedures on Tuesday. Quizzed by committee member Ntombovuyo Mente of the EFF on the levels of discretion and vetting and how, for example, the man accused of the rape and murder of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana in August this year was allowed to work for them, even though his carjacking conviction from 1998 was known to post office officials in June 2018.

The post office previously said the information was not shared with its board or executive.

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