Days before State Security Minister David Mahlobo announced an inquiry into claims that former public protector Thuli Madonsela was a CIA spy, Atul Gupta knew what was coming. He had been sent an e-mail containing a link to the blog that Mahlobo cited in support of his allegation, leaked e-mails have revealed. The inquiry has yet to produce any substantiation of Mahlobo's claims. Madonsela said the revelation that the blog had been sent to Gupta was "shocking". On February 25 2015 Mahlobo said that a government investigation had found a blog called on which it was claimed that a CIA ID card with Madonsela's picture on it existed. The blog claimed that various e-mail accounts belonging to Madonsela were proof she was working for the CIA. The leaked Gupta e-mails show the following: On February 12 2015 at 4.37pm a "tip-off" is sent to the Gupta-owned New Age newspaper's news desk,, by The e-mail is ti...

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