How Zuma's spies 'tried to stop CR17'

10 March 2019 - 00:00 By QAANITAH HUNTER
The State Security Agency tried to influence the ANC presidential race in Jacob Zuma's favour.
The State Security Agency tried to influence the ANC presidential race in Jacob Zuma's favour.
Image: JAMES OATWAY

A report into the intelligence service commissioned by President Cyril Ramaphosa and compiled by former minister Sydney Mufamadi has implicated the State Security Agency’s Special Operations Unit in illegal counter-intelligence activities aimed at propping up former president Jacob Zuma.

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“During the 2016 ANC January 8 statement in Rustenburg, the unit initiated three countering operations to impede the distribution of CR17 regalia, impede transportation system of dissident groups from GP [Gauteng],” according to the report.

The Sunday Times can report that it is suspected that R20m was purloined from the agency’s coffers in 2017 and used to unfairly influence the ANC presidential race in Zuma’s favour.

Read the full story in the Sunday Times.


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