DA to lay corruption charges against SSA's Fraser
Publish date: 14 November 2017
Issue Number: 4348
Diary: Legalbrief Today
Following allegations made by author Jacques Pauw in his book, The President's Keepers, the DA will today lay charges of corruption against State Security Agency (SSA) DG Arthur Fraser. A News24 report says DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen is expected to lay the charges at the Cape Town police station against Fraser, and some of his family members, in terms of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act. These charges follow allegations made by Pauw that Fraser was implicated in the running of a parallel intelligence network during a previous stint at the spy agency before 2010. According to the book, an internal SSA probe concluded that Fraser should be charged with treason for his role in the running of the SSA's Principal Agent Network. The report notes Fraser, along with the SSA, has demanded that Pauw withdraw his book.