'Bogus intelligence report not the first attempt at discrediting Treasury'

The latest so-called intelligence dossier implicating Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan appears to be a companion report to another previously leaked document, says Ferial Haffajee.

Also read: Opinion: Fake intelligence report? We've been here before, says Redi Tlhabi

The Huffington Post SA editor-at-large says that such reports have a very real impact on the political direction of the country.

Haffajee recounts how the last so-called intelligence report, titled 'Project Spider Web' tried to discredit Treasury in 2015.

Archives: Leaked 'intelligence report' an alleged attempt to smear the Treasury

She says the latest so-called 'Operation Checkmate' report is the companion document to 'Project Spider Web'.

They have absolutely no truth in them, but what gives them impact and veracity is that our President seems to take them seriously.

Ferial Haffajee, Huffington Post SA editor-at-large

According to Haffajee, there have been various intelligence reports linked to Sars along with hoax e-mails.

She says these reports should not be dismissed as they have serious consequences on the lives of South Africans.

Take a listen to her journalistic analysis:


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