Monday, September 19, 2011

Parliamentary debate on Protection of Information Bill called off

By Khanyisa Tabata
19 September 2011

A Parliamentary debate on the proposed Protection of Information Bill will not take place tomorrow as planned.

Weekend reports also said the Bill would be taken off the order paper in the National Assembly, following a decision taken by the ANC’s national executive committee.

Meanwhile, the Right2Know campaign says it has become increasingly apparent that South Africans from all walks of life have rejected the so-called Secrecy Bill.

The campaign’s national coordinator, Murray Hunter says it is important that democrats within the ANC are able to find their voices on the issue and ultimately do the right thing.

He says the Bill cannot be passed in its current form

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