PRETORIA, President Cyril Ramaphosa has named Sydney Mufamadi, a former Minister of Safety and Security to chair the high-level review panel set up to assess the mandate, capacity and organizational integrity of the State Security Agency (SSA).
The panel must seek to identify all material factors that allowed for some of the current challenges within the agency so that appropriate measures are instituted to prevent a recurrence, said the President in a statement announcing the appointment of Mufamadi Friday
The setting up of the panel followed the President’s statement in the National Assembly last month of his intention to set up a review panel to assess the structure of the SSA relative to its mandate and to inquire into its systems and capacity.
Other members of the panel, which is expected to undertake and conclude its work within three months, is composed of: Barry Gilder, Anthoni Van Nieuwkerk, Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo, Murray Michell, Basetsana Molebatsi, Siphokazi Magadla, Andre Pruis, Jane Duncan and Silumko Sokupa.
In addition to the panel, the President Ramaphosa appointed former Minister of Defence Charles Nqakula as his National Security Adviser.
The main objective of the review panel is to assist in ensuring a responsible and accountable national intelligence capability for the country in line with the Constitution and relevant legislation, said the President.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK