A witness testified in the impeachment trial of Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Thursday, saying he was approached by Arthur Fraser about leaks and other security issues when he was head of state security.
FILE: Former National Security Agency chief Arthur Fraser in Parliament. Photo: Eyewitness News
CAPE TOWN – Former spy chief Arthur Fraser’s involvement in security matters at the Office of the Public Protector has been questioned in Parliament.
On Thursday, a witness testified in the impeachment trial of Busisiwe Mkhwebane, saying Fraser approached him about leaks and other security issues when he was head of state security.
But committee chairman Richard Dianti was skeptical, questioning the timing of the events.
In late 2019, Baldwin Neshunji was a security manager at the public defender’s office when he said Frazier asked to meet with him.
But Dientii was not convinced of the role played by Fraser: “It had nothing to do with him being part of the State Security Agency (SSA), because he had long since left the SSA by the end of 2019, he was in Justice. cluster, headed by Correctional Services. If he talked to you, it would be like parole.”
Caught off guard by Dientia’s statement, Neshunzhi said: “You are putting a wrench in the case. I need to check my facts. But it happened. This is a fact. He called me and I went. There is a mixing of the period.”
The inquiry asked Neshunji to provide it with further evidence that Fraser was in fact still employed by the SSA when the meeting took place.