SA gets new spy boss

The new inspector-general of intelligence was selected by Parliament’s joint standing committee on intelligence.

Dr Stlhoumamaru Dintwe was unanimously nominated as the preferred candidate for the position of inspector-general of intelligence‚ the legislature announced on Thursday.

The position has been vacant for the past 18 months.

EWN reporter Gaye Davis says it took a long time for the position to be filled because the ANC's preferred candidate did not receive support in the National Assembly.

Ten candidates were interviewed last month and the committee presented a report that Dintwe was the preferred candidate.

And he seems to come with the right pedigree...

He has a policing background, he was a constable in 2000 and rose up through the ranks. He was with IPID and worked as anti-corruption investigator.

Gaye Davis, EWN parliamentary reporter

He has a doctorate in police science which is focused on forensic investigation.

Gaye Davis, EWN parliamentary reporter

To hear more about the new intelligence boss to be, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : SA gets new spy boss


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Nehawu Wits acting secretary Tumisho Madihlaba says negotiations with management deadlocked resulting in a strike.

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

‘Documents show that the fee contract was entered into by Anoj Singh & signed off by the acting CEO Sean Maritz' - Chris Yelland

‘Qedani Mahlangu helped people die then she ran away’ – Stephen Grootes

‘Qedani Mahlangu helped people die then she ran away’ – Stephen Grootes

Stephan Grootes shares his views on the events that unfolded at Life Esidimini and comments on Qedani Mahlangu’s apology.

May the Fourth be with you, a celebration of Star Wars Day

May the Fourth be with you, a celebration of Star Wars Day

May 4 marks "May the Fourth be with you," Day celebrated by fans George Lucas' fans of his Star Wars global movie franchise.

Inspector General of Intelligence applicants' CVs will be made public (finally)

Inspector General of Intelligence applicants' CVs will be made public (finally)

Watchdog for state security structures, a similar role to the Public Protector, and Right2Know Campaign has pushed Parly on it.

Right2know to take Parliament to court over new Inspector General's position

Right2know to take Parliament to court over new Inspector General's position

The Right2Know Campaign has given parliament until Friday to say why a new Inspector General of Intelligence hasn't been appointed

Popular articles
'Majority of tax payers will get R153 more in their pocket this year'

'Majority of tax payers will get R153 more in their pocket this year'

Co-Founder at TaxTim Marc Sevitz says no tax decrease for tax payers may be the only disappointment in the budget speech.

#Budget2019 "Do we really need SOEs?"

#Budget2019 "Do we really need SOEs?"

In his first budget speech, Tito Mboweni pledged a conditional R23bn a year for Eskom and a pay freeze for MPs and MPLs.

[VIDEO] Muizenberg pedestrian attacked in broad daylight

[VIDEO] Muizenberg pedestrian attacked in broad daylight

A woman was attacked on her way to work earlier this month.

'Netflorist ad shouldn't be banned, but it's a piss-poor example of creativity'

'Netflorist ad shouldn't be banned, but it's a piss-poor example of creativity'

Show host Eusebius McKaiser discusses the Netflorist ad which won an advertising standards case about using racial stereotypes.

[WATCH] Pupils packed in minibus taxi like sardines causes social media outrage

[WATCH] Pupils packed in minibus taxi like sardines causes social media outrage

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Why does one armpit smell stronger than the other?

Why does one armpit smell stronger than the other?

The Naked Scientist answers callers questions including, why one armpit has a stronger odour than another.