An SSA member testified at the state capture earlier this week to the actions of former President Jacob Zuma and Mr. Thulani Dlomo. Going by ‘Mr. Y,’ the SSA member claimed Dlomo turned the SSA into a personal protection unit for the former president and his allies. During this time over 200 recruits were pulled from KwaZulu-Natal before receiving intelligence training. Only permanent SSA members are legally allowed to be members of the special ops unit. Mr. Y also commented on how the unit was turned into a VIP-protection service and then unable to perform their normal functions. SSA members were instructed to guard political members that did not meet the requirements to be guarded by the police.
The Crossroads of Special Operations