‘ANC hiding more SSA break-in reports’ – experts make bombshell claims

It would appear that the recent break-in at SSA’s Pretoria offices was not just a one-off. Multiple claims about other thefts have been reported.


The State Security Agency of South Africa (SSA) has been left red-faced this week, after it was revealed they had been brazenly robbed of cash and other valuable items. But according to a shadow minister and an analysis, these type of security own-goals seem to be commonplace within our spying agency.

It’s believed that multiple thieves made-off with an undisclosed amount of money from a locked safe last month, suggesting that they were aided by someone with “insider knowledge“. Other allegations from this embarrassing episode include:

  • The CCTV cameras were also stolen by the quick-thinking thieves.
  • An on-duty guard happened to be absent when the robbery took place.
  • The robbery went undetected for hours afterwards. The alarm was only raised when employees returned to work the next morning.

It isn’t the first time this has happened to the State Security Agency, either. On Boxing Day 2015, another group were able to gain access to a safe and walked away with millions of rand. Four SSA workers were eventually arrested for the crime, but it looks like the Pretoria HQ hasn’t learned much from their previous mistakes – in fact, the DA have brought a few more receipts to the table.

Dianne Kohler-Barnard is the shadow minister for security. She claims to have seen documents which suggest a myriad of “break-ins and looting incidents” have happened at the facility in the past decade. Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has some tough questions coming up in the National Assembly:

“The information brought to the DA’s attention points to more break-ins, fraud, theft, and looting, specifically under the State Capture years. These incidents have largely gone unreported. We will ask Minister of State Security, Ayanda Dlodlo, how many there have been since 2010 during our next round of Parlimentary questions.”

“The SSA has been severely weakened by the fact that it has for years been used as a tool for political point-scoring and unrestrained looting. It is therefore important for Minister Dlodlo to be transparent in her responses. The SSA has got a long way to go both domestically and internationally to salvage its damaged reputation.”

Dianne Kohler-Barnard

Murray Hunter is an independent security researcher. His comments to CapeTalk on Tuesday support DKB’s claims:

There is a pattern of criminality that has affected the security agencies – and that is not a secret. And obviously, There will be speculation about whether there is any inside cooperation in a robbery like this.

Murray Hunter