Cape Town - The Inspector-General of Intelligence, Setlhomamaru Dintwe, has applied for a court interdict against State Security Agency head Arthur Fraser to prevent him from interfering with his work.
Dintwe said Fraser, the director-general of the SSA, has been obstructing the functioning of his office in order to stop it from investigating serious allegations against him.
The tug of war has seen Dintwe stripped of his security clearance. He said Fraser's actions were unconstitutional and he had no choice but to turn to the courts.
"Given the brazen and unlawful actions by the Director-General, I have made an urgent application to the High Court for an order setting aside the revocation of my security clearance and an interdict against the Director-General from interfering with my functions.
"I have also asked the Court to order the Director-General to co-operate in respect of my investigations, including the investigations regarding complaints against him. I have furthermore asked the Court to put in place measures to ensure my personal security."