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Ramaphosa places Minister in the Presidency in charge of State Security Agency

President Cyril Ramaphosa has given liability regarding the control and course of the State Security Agency (SSA) to Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele.

Ramaphosa's office said on Monday this was in accordance with his declaration in August last year that the Ministry of State Security would be discarded, and political obligation regarding the SSA would live in the Presidency.

"Segment 209(2) of the Constitution, which tends to administration of insight administrations, engages the president to accept political accountability for knowledge benefits other than those of the police or public protection power, or to assign an individual from Cabinet to accept this accountability," the Presidency said in an assertion.

While Ramaphosa has appointed liability regarding the SSA to Gungubele, Zizi Kodwa will keep on filling in as representative state security serve.

In August, Ramaphosa reported he had chosen to get rid of the Ministry of State Security and spot political obligation regarding the SSA in the Presidency.

He said this was to guarantee the nation's homegrown and unfamiliar insight benefits viably empowered him to practice his obligation to shield the security and respectability of the country.

At that point, Ramaphosa additionally reported the foundation of a specialist board led by Prof Sandy Africa and individuals Advocate Mojanku Gumbi and Silumko Sokupa to test the agitation that moved throughout parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July after previous president Jacob Zuma was imprisoned by the Constitutional Court.

"As a feature of the basic estimates we are attempted to fortify our security administrations and to forestall a repeat of such occasions, I am selecting a specialist board to lead an exhaustive and basic survey of our readiness and the inadequacies in our reaction," he said.

The board will look at all parts of the security reaction and will make suggestions on reinforcing the state's capacities.

Ramaphosa likewise delegated previous Cabinet serve Dr Sydney Mufamadi as public safety consultant to further develop backing to him and the National Security Council in the essential administration of the nation's security.

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