Right2Know has called on Parliament to hold a public hearing over an intelligence report used to justify former finance minister Pravin Gordan's axing.
The so-called intelligence report on which President Jacob Zuma is said to have based his decision to fire Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas, claimed the two were conspiring against the government in what was called “Operation checkmate”.
But the State Security Agency denied any knowledge of the report, which was dismissed by Gordhan as “nonsense”.
Right2Know national coordinator, Murray Hunter says it will write to Parliament’s Intelligence Oversight Committee.
Many people have seen a copy of what is alleged to be the report in circulation.— Murray Hunter, Right2Know national coordinator
We will write to this committee and ask for it hold a public hearing into this matter, we also would want the inspector general of intelligence to conclude his investigation into the report. We want it to be an open and transparent process because in fact the actions that have resulted from the production of this report have affected every single person in this country.— Murray Hunter, Right2Know national coordinator
The first question is who produced it, who presented it to the president and what action should state security have taken?— Murray Hunter, Right2Know national coordinator
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