Publication: Independent Online Issued: Date: 2003-09-14 Reporter: Sapa

'Agent RS452 was White'



Independent Online

Date 2003-09-14



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The National Directorate of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) has proof that its director, Bulelani Ngcuka, is not the apartheid spy listed as Agent RS452, according to an report.

NDPP spokesperson Sipho Ngwema said that Agent RS452 was a white person from the Eastern Cape, who spied on the democratic movement in that province.

Ngcuka is suing the City Press and former transport minister Mac Maharaj over allegations that he had spied for the apartheid government and was Agent RS452.

City Press reported on Sunday that the African National Congress in exile investigated Ngcuka in the late 1980s to establish whether he was an apartheid spy.

Maharaj, who headed Operation Vula, the African National Congress plan to overthrow the apartheid government, confirmed the allegation in an interview with the South African Broadcasting Corporation, saying he had seen the intelligence report himself.

Both Zuma and Maharaj have been investigated by the Scorpions, the directorate of special operations which falls under Ngcuka.

With acknowledgements to Sapa and Independent Online.