PAC accuses ANC-led state of protecting apartheid spies
THE Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) spokesperson Kenneth Mokgatlhe said that as a matter of creating a new path, the nation needed to know the faceless informers, spies, impimpis and agents who worked for the former National Party.
“We want to know what has become role of these agents in modern day politics especially in the aftermath of 1994. Has the post-1994 democratic government inherited them and placed them on the state’s payroll and what has become their task?” Mokgatlhe said.
He said that if this was not addressed and dealt with the matter would haunt the country and would continue to create debates as in the case of the recent Winnie documentary.
“The cut and departure from the rest even in terms of operation is very critical for the psyche of the nation,” he said.
He said South Africa would never rest until it knew the spies who were around and said that they should be made known.
The party said that the government must cut ties with the past.
“The post-1994 government continues to share many things (operations) including protection of agents on the payroll of the apartheid government working against the cause of the liberation movement inside and external to our country. The government has no responsibility to protect agents in the liberation organisations while serving the ‘boers’,” he said.
“The role of Inspector-general is critical in this exercise and the mandate of the should include declassification of information and that office must at all material times be protected by all of us against any encroachment as we have seen in the latest news that there was a plan to attack it,” he said.