Info bill note causes confusion
By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 10:23 AM | Categorized As National | With 0 Comments

Cape Town

AN internal parliamentary note listing draft laws passed in the legislature’s fourth term sparked unfounded rumours yesterday that the protection of state information bill had been signed into law, a spokesperson said.

“It was an internal e-mail, referring to bills passed. This is how confusion arose,” Luzuko Jacobs told Sapa.

“The bill has not been signed by the President.”

The National Assembly in November passed the bitterly-contested official secrets legislation with a host of technical amendments, after President Jacob Zuma sent it back to MPs for review.

Critics have called for a comprehensive rewrite and reiterated threats to challenge the law in the Constitutional Court if Zuma were to sign it in its present form. – Sapa.

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