Cabinet approves re-establishment of National Security Council

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu says the council will streamline the coordination of all the security related work of the country
Cabinet has approved the re-establishment of the National Security Council which was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his State of the Nation Address in February.

The council’s re-establishment emanates from a high-level review panel report on the State Security Agency.

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu says the council will streamline the coordination of all the security related work of the country.

“The council will be responsible for the approval of the National Security Strategy, the National Intelligence priorities of the country and National Intelligence Estimates.”

“The council will be chaired by the President. Other members of the council will be Deputy President David Mabuza, State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo , Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula , Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, Police Minister Bheki Cele , Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.”

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