The inspector-general for intelligence will be asked to investigate whether a "fake intelligence report" was behind the instruction for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to cancel his investor roadshow. On Thursday, DA MP David Maynier said President Jacob Zuma appeared to have issued the instruction on the basis of an "intelligence report claiming that the finance minister would be holding secret meetings with people in the UK and the US to discuss overthrowing the state as part of Operation Check Mate". The former head of the University of SA’s department of police practice, Setlhomamaru Dintwe, was recently confirmed as the new inspector-general for intelligence, filling a post that had been vacant for several months. Zuma abruptly instructed Gordhan to return home from London on Monday‚ almost immediately causing speculation of an imminent Cabinet reshuffle. So far, Zuma has been silent about his reasons for cancelling the roadshow. "This is by far the most bizarre explanation for...

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