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Steenhusien seeks clarity on week leading up to unrest

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DA leader, John Steenhuisen has written to President Ramaphosa, requesting a meeting with State Security and Ministers of the security cluster to address the week leading up to the unrest.

DA leader, John Steenhuisen wrote a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday, 30 July 2021, to request an urgent meeting with him, opposition leaders, and the ministers in the security cluster. This is said to be in order to establish exactly what transpired in the week leading up to the looting and unrest, as well as to get answers on the missing intelligence reports.

Steenhuisen stated to the president that there was a glaring discrepancy between the Minister of State Security, Ayanda Dlodlo and the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele’s version of events. The DA leader also claimed that Minister Dlodlo had asserted that her department had presented an intelligence notice to the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS), warning of the likelihood of unrest days before it started, while Cele denied that, stating that he did not receive such a notice.

The DA leader notified that the DA had learned the notice had been given an orange status by State Security and presented to NATJOINTS on 30 June 2021, but that Crime Intelligence and the South African Police Service (SAPS) had not acted on the notice until it was already too late. Steenhuisen is seeking clarity in the proposed meeting.

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Mahlohonolo Lakaje
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