The inspector-general of intelligence, Setlhomamaru Dintwe, has confirmed that he is investigating the alleged use of state resources to spy on prominent South Africans on behalf of the Gupta family. The confirmation was made in a letter sent by Dintwe to DA chief whip John Steenhuisen, who requested the investigation in July 2017. The confirmation after a long delay, allegedly due to non-cooperation from the State Security Agency (SSA), comes as SA grapples with the implications of state capture as revealed at  the Zondo commission of inquiry. It also comes after a treaty was signed with the United Arab Emirates that could result in a call for  the extradition of Gupta family members, DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen said on Sunday. According to Dintwe, the delay in the investigation was the result of noncooperation of former SSA director-general Arthur Fraser, who was moved to commissioner of correctional services in April.

Steenhuisen said on Sunday that the DA’s request for ...

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