n African Security Review - Spies for hire and information peddlers : a new threat to security in Africa? : commentary
|Article Title||Spies for hire and information peddlers : a new threat to security in Africa? : commentary|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||African Security Review|
|Publication Date||Dec 2008|
|Pages||184 - 190|
In July 2007, the Ministry of Intelligence Services released a statement on behalf of the Cabinet-level Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster of the South African government, addressing the investigation by intelligence and law enforcement agencies into the document entitled Special Browse 'Mole' consolidated report. The Browse Mole scandal had broken in the media several days before this statement was released and concerned a report that had been leaked to a journalist, some leaders of the African National Congress (ANC) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions. The Browse Mole Report allegedly outlined a conspiracy led by Jacob Zuma to oust President Thabo Mbeki. The Report also claimed that Zuma had been seeking funding and support from other African leaders and had received support for his coup plot from Angolan President Jose dos Santos and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddaffi.
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