Zuma appoints new Inspector General of Intelligence


Zuma appoints new Inspector General of Intelligence

TMG Digital | 2017-03-13 14:25:48.0

President Zuma answers questions at Parliament in Cape Town

President Jacob Zuma. File photo



Dr Setlhomamaru Isaac Dintwe was appointed as South Africa’s new Inspector General of Intelligence on Monday.

President Jacob Zuma made the appointment‚ which is effective for five years.

The job involves an oversight role‚ ensuring that the country’s intelligence services act within the law.

Dintwe works at the University of South Africa as an Associate Professor of Forensics at the College of Law.

Prior to being an academic‚ Dintwe was a senior member of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate in Mpumalanga. He has a doctorate in police practice and related qualifications‚ reported The Times.

He was nominated for the position by Parliament on November 29‚ 2016. The position was vacant for more than 20 months after opposition parties refused to endorse the ANC’s preferred candidate‚ its former MP Cecil Burgess.

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