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Ramaphosa appoints new State Security Agency head, key NPA appointments

President Cyril Ramaphosa has named Thembisile Majola as the new chief general of the State Security Agency with impact from March 1, 2022.

Ramaphosa has likewise made key arrangements to the National Prosecuting Authority, with advocate Andrea Johnson supplanting Hermione Cronje as the new top of the NPA's Investigating Directorate from Tuesday after she surrendered two months prior.

The Presidency said Johnson's arrangement came when the country's endeavors were equipped towards acting definitively against people associated with state catch and defilement.

Concerning's arrangement at the SSA, the Presidency said she would head the knowledge organization for quite some time and the move followed a responsibility by Ramaphosa to fill key opening in the security administrations as conveyed in his State of the Nation Address prior in February.

Majola is a previous representative pastor of energy and was South Africa's diplomat to Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde, Gambia and Guinea Bissau.

"She has stood firm on a few footholds in the Presidency and was an agent organizer in the National Intelligence Coordinating Committee (NICOC).

"She was the onlooker for President Cyril Ramaphosa to the three sided dealings on the Grand Renaissance Dam during South Africa's residency as seat of the African Union in 2020," said acting Presidency representative Tyrone Seale.

"The arrangement of Ambassador Thembi Majola to this position is a significant piece of our work to balance out the country's knowledge administrations. Her broad involvement with government, worldwide relations and security makes her all around put to lead the change and revamping of the State Security Agency."

"Her arrangement is relied upon to give more noteworthy catalyst to the execution of the report of the SSA High Level Review Panel and the suggestions of the Expert Panel into the July 2021 turmoil," said the president.

Ramaphosa said thanks to Loyiso Jafta and Gab Msimanga, who had both gone about as the chief general of the SSA when Arthur Fraser left the job four years prior.

Remarking on Majola's arrangement, Ramaphosa said she was relied upon to balance out the knowledge administration and set it all up, from Tuesday.

At the NPA, the Presidency said Johnson was an accomplished senior representative chief in the NPA with over 25 years' insight.

This remembered insight for locale, territorial and high court indictments.

"She burned through 10 years in the Directorate of Special Operations and has worked in the NPA's Priority Crimes Litigation Unit and Organized Crime Section.

"She is at present serving on the NPA Task Force that is supervising the execution of the State Capture Report suggestions," said Seale.

Ramaphosa said Cronje had established the frameworks and presently Johnson was relied upon to take the workplace of the ID to the following stage.

"Adv. Andrea Johnson will be relied upon to lead the Investigating Directorate into the following period of its work as individuals of South Africa look to the law enforcement framework to bring those liable for state catch and defilement to book.

"In such manner, the Investigating Directorate will actually want to draw on the broad data arranged by the State Capture Commission and is being fortified through the assignment of more assets."

Different arrangements in the NPA included Adv. N. Somaru as Director of Public Prosecutions: Free State, Adv. M.R. Makhari-Sekhaolelo as Director of Public Prosecutions: North West and Adv. N.A. Ringer as Director of Public Prosecutions: Western Cape.

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