UPDATE: Zondo dismisses State Security minister's bid to postpone DG's evidence

State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo’s legal team said that she only received his affidavit at 8pm and had not had a chance to look at it to ensure that it would not compromise national security.

FILE: State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has dismissed an application by State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo to adjourn and postpone the evidence of acting Director-General Loyiso Jafta.

Jafta is already on the stand and set to commence his testimony.

But Dlodlo’s legal team said that she only received his affidavit at 8 pm and had not had a chance to look at it to ensure that it would not compromise national security.

But Deputy Chief Justice Zondo said that in his opinion, there was nothing in the evidence that would endanger national security and that he was running out time, especially after losing a week while he was in isolation.

“There has been enough time, from the time that she got the evidence, for her to raise concerns. I am therefore dismissing the application.”

Jafta has confirmed that the intelligence agents and budget were used to support African National Congress factions and campaigns.

He said it was possible for agents to be given R10 million in cash and he believes money was also stolen through fictitious projects.

He said while secrecy was necessary in intelligence, he found that executive overreach and unlawful instructions were the order of the day.

“Particularly when we go towards an election, there would be projects that would be intended and funded to enhance the political fortunes of the ANC.”

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