Former intelligence boss Arthur Fraser, dubbed "the spy who saved Zuma" because he allegedly leaked the spy tapes that allowed the former president to escape corruption charges nearly a decade ago, has denied that he ran a treasonous parallel intelligence network from his own home. Claims that he used a slush fund to buy luxury vehicles and issued tenders to his family members were "sheer fabrications" and were politically motivated, Fraser said in court papers responding to the DA’s challenge to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to appoint him as commissioner of correctional services. Ramaphosa has previously defended Fraser, a long-time trusted official of Jacob Zuma, despite the inspector-general of intelligence accusing Fraser of trying to block him from investigating evidence of wrongdoing against him. "I submit that the allegations against me are an attempt to besmirch my character" and seek "to demonise me and create a basis for a conclusion that I should not serve in the ...

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