No formal complaint lodged over Ramaphosa email hack - Inspector-General

The use of state resources to settle political scores is a concern raised by several leaders in politics and government in the country.

Last month, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa shared his concerns of a "dirty tricks" campaign against him and other leaders.

He said he asked the Inspector General of Intelligence, Isaac Dintwe to investigate the use of state resources to settle political scores through what he believes is a smear campaign.

Dintwe says, however, there has been no formal complaint lodged.

We are aware of the assertions and connotations that came to the fore some few weeks ago but to date, our office was never approached by the deputy president or a representative.

Dr Setlhomamaru Isaac Dintwe, Inspector General of Intelligence

He says the matter is of concern and his office is considering an investigation.

There is an opportunity to give this matter attention, and we have some complaints that could actually be pointing to similar problems alleged in this instance.

Dr Setlhomamaru Isaac Dintwe, Inspector General of Intelligence

The intelligence report which was allegedly used to dismiss Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas from government, and details in the leaked Gupta emails have also led to calls for investigations into the use of state resources to settle political scores.

Stephen Grootes asked Dintwe, whether there is reasonable proof to suggest that state resources are being used to settle political scores in the country.

Unfortunately if people are not coming to us and not giving us evidence we really have nothing to work on...

Dr Setlhomamaru Isaac Dintwe, Inspector General of Intelligence

It is high time that we look at this matter in its totality and ensure that as and when we develop legislation, you will make legislation in such a way that there are consequences.

Dr Setlhomamaru Isaac Dintwe, Inspector General of Intelligence

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