The State Security Agency has announced that its Director-General Arthur Fraser has been moved to the Correctional Services Department.

The agency’s spokesperson Brian Dube says the transfer follows consultations between President Cyril Ramaphosa, State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba and Fraser.

Loyiso Jafta has been appointed to act as the agency’s Director-General until the appointment process for the post is finalised.

The move comes ahead of Inspector-General of Intelligence Setlhomamaru Dintwe’s case in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday, asking it to bar Fraser from interfering with his duties.