Dintwe seeks court interdict against state security boss

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Inspector General of Intelligence Setlhomamaru Dintwe will on Thursday seek an order from the High Court in Pretoria against State Security Agency Director General Arthur Fraser.

Dintwe wants Fraser to be barred from interfering with his duties.

Dintwe launched an urgent court application last week claiming Fraser had allegedly sought to revoke his security clearance and had interfered with his functions, while investigating a complaint lodged against him.

Fraser has been investigated by Dintwe following a formal complaint lodged by the Democratic Alliance (DA) over his involvement in an alleged parallel intelligence network.

He is also said to have improperly awarded tenders and contracts to people associated with his family and other individuals through the parallel intelligence network.

Fraser said he withdrew Dintwe’s security clearance because the Inspector General cannot be trusted with state secrets.