30 September 2013
The DA said it will request that the Ministers in
the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster urgently brief the Joint
Standing Committee on Intelligence on the investigation into the so-called
“White Widow”, Samantha Lewthwaite.
This follows media reports on Sunday that South Africa was placed on a
high security alert last Sunday, after Lewthwaite was allegedly seen conducting
surveillance of embassies in Pretoria, are cause for
DA Shadow Minister of State Security Dirk
Stubbe said Ministers Nathi Mthethwa, Siyabonga Cwele and Nosiviwe
Mapisa-Nqakula must brief the JSCI to reassure Parliament that everything is
being done to protect South Africa from terror attacks.
Stubbe also said we need to be sure that South Africa is safe and that
there were no intelligence failures in respect of Lewthwaite.
“We cannot sit back and allow South Africa to become a
“destination of choice” for terrorists. South Africans must be assured that
their public representatives are doing everything possible to ensure South Africa's security” added
Labels: DA concerned about the safety of South Africa