Ramaphosa appoints new head of domestic intelligence services

Ramaphosa appoints new head of domestic intelligence services

- President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Advocate Mahlodi Muofhe as the new head of the domestic leg of the State Security Agency

- The activist lawyer was formerly an adviser to Ngoako Ramatlhodi during his time as mining minister

- State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has given the green light for Muofhe's appointment

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Ramaphosa has appointed Advocate Mahlodi Muofhe to head up the domestic branch of the SSA.

This comes after a high-level review panel, put in place by the president, recommended that the agency should be split into two after details emerged after the abuse of the service for both political and private interests.

Muofhe has received a humbling warm welcome from his colleagues, commenting that:

"I look forward to working with my colleagues to re-purpose the SSA in general and the domestic branch, in particular, to work tirelessly within the confines of our Constitution, the Intelligence Act and other enabling acts and policies."

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The advocate says that, if properly managed, the intelligence service would be able to save South Africa from corruption and maladministration.

Muofhe previously testified at the Zondo Inquiry how he had been invited to dinner at the Gupta's Saxonwold compound to discuss a 'working relationship', but had declined to attend.

EWN recently shared an opinion article on how he felt that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane should be beyond reproach, following her Constitutional Court loss.

Briefly.co.za reported that the apex court had found Mkhwebane put forward untruths in her ABSA/Bankorp report.

According to his lengthy LinkedIn CV, he has expertise in advanced labour law, environmental law, human rights law, media law and professional ethics.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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