Parliament’s Standing Committee interviewing for new Intelligence head

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Parliament’s Standing Committee on Intelligence is expected to interview ten candidates who have been shortlisted for the position of Inspector-General of Intelligence.

The Inspector-General of Intelligence monitors and reviews the operations of the intelligence services that include the State Security Agency (SSA), the defence intelligence and the crime intelligence of the police.

The current Inspector-General of Intelligence Setlhomamaru Dintwe’s contract comes to an end next month. He and the Reverend Frank Chikane with eight other candidates have been shortlisted for the position.

This week, President Cyril Ramaphosa published a report into last year’s unrest in KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng which made damning findings against the role of the security forces and the intelligence services in preventing the unrest.

DISCUSSION: July Unrest Report