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Dintwe probing 'intelligence report' on Gordhan

Politics
Cape Town – The new Inspector-General of Intelligence (IGI) Sethlomamaru Dintwe has confirmed he was investigating who was behind an intelligence report used by President Jacob Zuma to summon former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his team from treasury back home from an investor roadshow in London.

Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier on Monday confirmed he'd received a letter from Dintwe, saying: "I acknowledge receipt of your complaint dated 31 March 2017. You are advised that the matter is under investigation and I will revert to you in due course."

Maynier had written to Dintwe requesting a probe into the origins of the report, and whether "any element within the national intelligence structure played any role in the production, or the dissemination of the 'intelligence report', and if so, whether same amounted to a violation of the Constitution, any law, any regulation and/or any policy applicable tot he national intelligence structure in South Africa".

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Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan Picture: Rogan Ward/Reuters

Maynier's letter to the IGI was sent just hours before Zuma reshuffled his cabinet, sacking both Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas.

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