State Security Agency posts yet to be filled
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. |