I wonder what it took for the spooks to cook the books


I wonder what it took for the spooks to cook the books

Perhaps it’s better for SA’s sanity if what happened to that R9bn the SSA ‘lost’ is kept on a need-to-know basis


Step aside, 007. There’s a new super-spy in town: 000000000007, South Africa’s State Security Agency, which clearly has a licence to add nine zeroes to anything it touches and then promptly lose it all.

That, at least, has been the gist of alarmed headlines coming out of the Zondo Commission in the last few days, as Chief Justice Zondo hears testimony that the SSA has “lost” assets to the value of R9bn.

Inevitably, some pundits have tried to illustrate the extent of this apparent profligacy by pointing out at that R9bn would cover almost half the amount South Africa is trying to scrape together to buy Covid-19 vaccines. ..

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