'Arrogant' Israeli spy infuriates S Africa intelligence

February 24, 2015 9:34 PM

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'Arrogant' Israeli spy infuriates S Africa intelligence

South African and Israeli spies deeply dislike and distrust one another, according to leaked intelligence files in which South African agents describe a Mossad operative as "extremely arrogant" and "prone to be manipulated".

Secret cables obtained by Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit reveal that South Africa's State Security Agency (SSA) considers its Israeli counterpart, Mossad, to be a "difficult and insistent service". The South Africans even accuse Mossad of staging a bombing "to attract more attention to safety at th...

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