n African Security Review - Spies for hire and information peddlers : a new threat to security in Africa? : commentary

Volume 17, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
This is currently unavailable for purchase.



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 . 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.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error