Factionalism, politics crippled State Security Agency

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the 25th annual Investing in Africa Mining Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the 25th annual Investing in Africa Mining Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. 

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JOHANNESBURG - Factionalism and political interference have crippled the State Security Agency in the last decade.

That's one of the findings of a panel tasked with reviewing the agency.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa's released the report into the functioning of the intelligence service.

According to the document, political interference nearly led to a complete disregard of the Constitution.

The report proposes a separation of services, focusing on domestic and foreign issues.

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The President says the report will be the subject of Parliament, the auditor general and the inspector general of intelligence.

Former Safety and Security Minister Sydney Mufamadi was the chair of the 10-member panel.

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