ARTHUR FRASER NAMED NEW D-G OF SOUTH AFRICAN STATE SECURITY AGENCY

South Africa’s State Security Minister, David Mahlobo, has announced the appointment of Arthur Fraser as the new Director-General of the country’s State Security Agency (SSA).

The appointment, Mahlobo said here Monday, was made by President Jacob Zuma under powers provided for in the Constitution and under the Intelligence Services Act.

The Minister expressed full confidence in Fraser, saying he believed that the new director-general is “equal to the task and will provide the necessary leadership that will ensure the Agency is able to deliver on its constitutional and legal mandate of upholding national security”.

Fraser is not new to the intelligence community as he had served in various operational capacities such as the deputy director-general (DDG) of operations in the former National Intelligence Agency (NIA), as well as DDG in the Department of Home Affairs responsible for Immigration Services.

Mahlobo said Fraser brought with him immense understanding and knowledge of the intelligence environment and his astute managerial experience would help to move the organization forward.

Fraser has committed to working with the ministry and the entire membership of the agency to deliver on its mandate.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.