Ramaphosa appoints anti-corruption chief

By Oscar Sanders - 13 August 2019Views : 221


President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed advocate Mahlodi Sam Muofhe as the new head of domestic intelligence designed to counter corruption.

It comes after Ramaphosa announced in his State of the Nation address in February that he would reopen a domestic intelligence unit to go with foreign intelligence, as previously there had only been a focus on the latter.

Muofhe is a lawyer and former advisor to ex-mining minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi and his appointment has been agreed upon by State Security minister Ayanda Dlodlo.

“I look forward to working with my colleagues to repurpose the SSA in general and the domestic branch, in particular, to work tirelessly within the confines of our Constitution, the Intelligence Act and other enabling acts and policies,” said Muofhe.

“The agency properly focused on achieving its legislative mandate and can play a critical role in maintaining the integrity of our country and serve the people of South Africa distinctively.

“It’s absolutely critical to comprehend that the intelligence service in a democratic dispensation such as ours, if properly managed, can save the country from all the ills of corruption and maladministration afflicting our country both in the public as well as the private sector, respectively.”