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graduate thumb100 News24 reports that the State Security Agency's former domestic director-general, advocate Mahlodi Muofhe, is suing the Inspector-General of Intelligence (IGI), Setlhomamaru Dintwe, over claims that he (Muofhe) had falsified his qualifications.

In the notice of motion before the North Gauteng High Court, Muofhe has asked the court to declare that Dintwe "acted in violation of the constitutional rights of the applicant to human dignity and privacy when he announced during a television interview, on 10 November 2020, that he was investigating the applicant for falsifying his qualifications". Among other things, Muofhe is seeking an order for damages in the sum of R500 000. In February, Muofhe reportedly demanded that Dintwe should retract the false statement based on an anonymous complaint and apologise unconditionally within 14 days, otherwise legal steps would follow. The IGI has since cleared Muofhe of the allegations, which were found to be "without merit and the allegations untrue". In the court papers, Muofhe attached a certified copy of his Bachelor of Law degree, obtained from Unisa, and a copy of his admission as an advocate of the high court. The IGI's spokesperson advised on Thursday that, to date, the court papers had not been served on the IGI.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Canny Maphanga at News24


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