Stable security, safer SA - Cwele

State Security Minister moves to improve security sector for the safety of South Africans.

Siyabonga Cwele. Picture:gov.za

JOHANNESBURG - State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele says the focus of the intelligence sector will now be on improving the quality of information and providing early warnings.

He says this is with successful restructuring and key appointments being made.

Cwele has announced the appointment of eight key officials in the state security agency.

He says that stabilising the security community will make South Africa safer.

He also spoke about the elections in Zimbabwe, espressing a hope that peace will prevail in the country, regardless of the outcome.

Cwele says they will support whatever decision President Jacob Zuma makes regarding the protection of state information bill which is awaiting his signature.

In July the State Security Ministry denied it had anything to do with classifying the findings of a probe into the multi-million rand upgrade at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead.

The long-awaited findings of the R206 million upgrade is being kept under wraps. State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele said he did not classify the report as top secret.