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In addition to entertaining this report, Mrwebi also admitted that he had held trysts with "senior" intelligence officials, including the unit's chief financial officer, Solly Lazarus.
"One of the major impacts of the investigation under way concerns the Secret Services Act," it says. "All annual approvals in terms of subsection (3)b(1) were done by the president personally. This means that the highest authority has been given to approve the division.
In a devastating assessment, she said that the NPA's reasons for withdrawing charges against Mdluli "are inaccurate and legally flawed" and that the matter should be referred back to the NPA "for the institution of criminal charges".
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