The State Security Agency (SSA) appears to have spied on SABC employees without the required permission from a judge. In a written reply to a question in Parliament on Tuesday, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha said designated judge Yvonne Mokgoro — in terms of the Regulation of Interceptions of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act — did not recall granting permission to the SABC and SSA to intercept the communications of any employee. This comes after evidence showed that the SSA investigated certain SABC staff members, after they allegedly leaked information about the public broadcaster. This was disclosed during a recent parliamentary inquiry into the SABC. "Judge Makgoro has informed me that she has not‚ to the best of her recollection‚ authorised the SSA to intercept the communications of any individuals said to be working for the SABC during the periods mentioned‚" said Masutha. He was responding to a question from DA M...

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