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#SpyCables: No threats against Jewish community

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies says a perceived threat to Jewish communities expired last year.

A Screengrab from Al Jazeera’s Spy Cables video shows a South African State Security leaked document.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Jewish Board of Deputies says a perceived threat to the Jewish communities in South Africa expired at the end of last year after intelligence agencies brought it to their attention and security was beefed up.

The Al Jazeera network obtained hundreds of classified documents through, what it has called, an electronic leak, but the source is not known.

But the board's chairperson Mary Kluk says that was dealt with and there are no further threats that they are aware of.

Kluk says there's no need for additional security.

"We have a direct link with national intelligence and we receive warm reception whenever we need it and we have direct links with the Israeli ambassador."

Yesterday, anti-crime movement People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) said it's not surprised at last week's revelations that the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) was spying on the group.

A series of classified documents including sensitive information gathered by South Africa's State Security Agency, show the NIA was tailing Pagad members.

The so-called spy-cables claim the NIA kept a close eye on the movement's operations during a time in which it was notorious for bombing the homes of suspected drug dealers.

Pagad's Haroon Orrie said they've always suspected they were being tracked by spies.

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