Forces that aimed to undermine the government, are abusing the judiciary and the media, among other institutions, to achieve their aims, State Security Minister David Mahlobo said on Sunday. He referred to people who "run to court on political matters to undermine decisions taken by the government". He did not refer in particular to the DA, which has been an active litigant against decisions by government and its entities on a range of things from presidential appointments to pursuing the reinstatement of charges against President Jacob Zuma. Mahlobo’s comments during a media briefing of the justice, crime prevention and security cluster of ministers coincide with the views expressed in a draft document prepared by the peace and stability committee of the ANC for the party’s policy conference in June. According to a Sunday Times report, the document accuses unnamed foreign intelligence agencies of working with "negative domestic forces" to undermine the state and achieve unconstitut...

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