THE Democratic Alliance has come out against any move to have Mo Shaik as the country's new ''super spy''.
Yesterday City Press reported that President Jacob Zuma wanted Shaik to become the new director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
Shaik is the brother of convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik, who is Zuma's former financial adviser.
During the leadership tussle between Zuma and former president Thabo Mbeki, "Africa Confidential" described Mo Shaik as strategist for Zuma's presidency campaign.
Yesterday DA MP Theo Coetzee said appointing Shaik as head of NIA would "fan political flames".
Zuma had "set about deploying all those people most loyal to him, to key positions in the state", Coetzee said.
He said Shaik was "exactly the wrong person" to be appointed as head of NIA and his party would oppose his nomination if indeed his name was put forward.
City Press quoted Mo Shaik denying any knowledge of his imminent appointment.