On Friday, the DA filed papers in the High Court in Pretoria to have former spy boss Arthur Fraser’s appointment as national commissioner of correctional services reviewed and set aside.The party had initially asked the Constitutional Court for direct access so that the apex court could urgently deliberate on the matter, but the court had dismissed the application.The process has now gone to the high court, where the DA has asked the court on a semi-urgent basis to declare that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to appoint Fraser to the position, was inconsistent with the Constitution and invalid.Fraser was moved to correctional services from his former position of director-general in the State Security Agency (SSA) two days before he was set to face Inspector-General of Intelligence Setlhomamaru Dintwe. The latter wanted to interdict Fraser’s decision to revoke Dintwe’s security clearance.Dintwe accused Fraser of revoking his top-secret security clearance as a way of thwarting an...

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