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Vol 37 No 2

Published 19th January 1996

South Africa

Bugging the buggers

Mysterious deaths and tapped telephones raise questions about the security services

Who bugged the telephones of South Africa's top policemen, and why? Some of the country's security operatives want to find out, others to keep it quiet. National Police Commissioner George Fivaz says there is 'evidence of sustained and systematic surveillance' against senior officers of the SA Police Service (SAPS). The prime suspect is the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), which, like everybody else, swears it is innocent.

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