Former SSA boss appointed a new ambassador to South Sudan
Advocate Mahlodi Sam Muofhe, the former head of the State Security Agency’s domestic intelligence section, has been named South Africa’s next ambassador to South Sudan.
Muofhe, who will go to that nation on Sunday to begin his new job, expressed excitement about the new chapter in his life.
“Hopefully, I’ll be able to make a difference in terms of guaranteeing good ties between our nation and South Sudan,” Muofhe said.
He also said that he would look at areas where the two countries may collaborate on subjects of mutual interest.
Muofhe was the previous chief of the SSA’s domestic branch, where he concentrated on eradicating corruption, resulting in multiple criminal charges being filed against SSA workers.
The advocate also testified before the Zondo Commission on the SSA’s corruption and malfeasance.
Muofhe worked as a special adviser for former minister of natural resources and subsequently of public service and administration, Advocate Ngoako Ramathlodi, before joining the SSA.
He was also the Special Investigating Unit’s principal governance officer.
Muofhe’s career has taken him to all three levels of government: municipal, provincial, and federal.
While leaving South Africa, he particularly asked public officials to assist in turning the country around.
“Because of the pervasive corruption that has permeated our nation for the longest time, we are struggling to establish our feet as a country.”
“I encourage my former public workers to be the ones who do the right thing.” We need a complete mental change among public officials if we are to get things moving.
“If public officials can declare it’s now or never for them to guarantee that our people get great services, our nation will be back on track.”
Muofhe also addressed the country’s anti-immigrant activities, which might have an impact on international relations.
He alluded to the Operation Dudula movement.
“Some elements of society seize control of the law and claim to operate paramilitary and police formations, such as Dudula.”
“It’s something that should concern us all.
“Rather than establishing alternative systems, we must hold police responsible if they are not doing their duties.”
“We are a member of the global community, and the global village needs us just as much as we need them.” The global community observes what occurs in sister nations in order to decide where to invest. “If we don’t get our act together, they’ll abandon us,” Muofhe said.