The Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI) has launched an extraordinary court application seeking protection from the director general of the State Security Agency (SSA) Arthur Fraser.
The IGI, Setlhomamaru Dintwe, has revealed that Fraser has purported to withdraw the IGI's security clearance and access to the IGI's own office in what Dintwe describes as an unconstitutional attempt to frustrate an investigation of Fraser himself.
The IGI exercises constitutional oversight over the activities of the intelligence services.
In an urgent application to the high court in Pretoria, Dintwe alleges that Fraser's actions flowed from the IGI's attempt to investigate a complaint by the Democratic Alliance (DA) based on revelations in Jacques Pauw's best-selling exposé, The President's Keepers.
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