The Security Intelligence and State Security Council Bill is adopted, defining the functions and duties of the Bureau of State

Wednesday, 24 May 1972

The Security Intelligence and State Security Council Bill is adopted, defining the functions and duties of the Bureau of State Security (BOSS), and setting up a State Security Council, with the Prime Minister as Chairman, to advise government on national policy and strategy on security. It has the support of both opposition parties.

References:
• Kalley, J.A.; Schoeman, E. & Andor, L.E. (eds)(1999). Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood.

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