State Se­cu­rity Agency posts yet to be filled

Cape Argus - - METRO - Mayibongwe Maqhina

THE fact that the State Se­cu­rity Agency (SSA) was led by an act­ing di­rec­tor-gen­eral for more than two years was trou­bling, DA MP Mimmy Gondwe said.

“We can­not af­ford to have the one agency that we place such a heavy re­liance on for our coun­try’s se­cu­rity be­ing plagued by act­ing or ir­reg­u­lar ap­point­ments, es­pe­cially at the top,” Gondwe said.

In­tel­li­gence Min­is­ter Ayanda Dlodlo re­vealed that 15 top SSA po­si­tions were oc­cu­pied by per­sons in an act­ing ca­pac­ity. Gondwe had asked when the per­ma­nent ap­point­ment would be made for di­rec­tor­gen­eral, and whether the con­tract of act­ing di­rec­tor-gen­eral had been ex­tended af­ter it ex­pired at the end of March.

Dlodlo said the ap­point­ment of the di­rec­tor-gen­eral was in progress.

The con­tract of the act­ing di­rec­tor-gen­eral had been ex­tended un­til Au­gust 31, and Robert McBride’s ap­point­ment as di­rec­tor for the for­eign branch of SSA com­menced on July 1. |

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