Advocate Faith Radebe has been sworn in as the country’s new Inspector General for Intelligence (IGI). The official swearing in ceremony was conducted by the Cape Judge President, John Hlophe in Parliament, during a special sitting of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence.
The Ministry of State Security in a statement says Radebe will be responsible for oversight of the country’s civilian intelligence services, ensuring that the work of the services falls within the constitutional framework of the country.
“Upon taking the oath of office, Advocate Radebe committed herself to working with Parliament and the Ministry of State Security in adding value to the work of securing the nation against any form of threats,” the statement said.
Radebe’s nomination was approved by Parliament in February. She was previously South Africa’s High Commissioner to the Caribbean community. Her previous experience includes being special legal advisor on conditions of service for the Intelligence Service Council and a senior manager in the Office of the Coordinator for Intelligence in 2003 and 2000 respectively. She also held positions in the National Intelligence Agency between 1998 and 1999.
Pic: Radebe (right) seen in Guyuna while High Commissioner.