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Vol 42 No 6

Published 23rd March 2001


South Africa

Spooky

A discreet row has blown up about a newly launched intelligence agency - Ukukhula Security Services - which draws much of its expertise from a group of apartheid-era spies from Orion Professional Management. In turn, OPM is controlled by Strategic Resource Corporation, the holding company of private military firm Executive Outcomes (EO). Sources close to the government's crack Scorpions' investigative unit say that OPM's expertise in counter-espionage could threaten the effectiveness of state surveillance operations.

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