The Ministry of State Security
has responded to allegations made by the Right2Know campaign regarding
monitoring and harassment.
R2K released a report on Tuesday
titled “Big Brother Exposed” in which it documents the stories of activists and
community leaders who have been monitored and harassed by South Africa’s
intelligence agencies, especially the State Security Agency and the Crime
Intelligence Division of the police.
Ministry of State Security’s
Brian Dube said they wish to reaffirm that the constitution is supreme in this
country and that they do have various institutions which people can approach if
they feel that their rights have been violated.
Dube said with regard we would
like advise R2K to approach the office of the Inspector General so that the
matter can be probed and they can submit their complaints and evidence there.
“Lastly we wish to indicate
that the minister is committed to meeting everybody, stakeholders and his door
remains open.” Dube concluded.
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