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Gordimer repeats Asmal's info bill warning

Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer on Tuesday reiterated Kader Asmal’s warning that the protection of...

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Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer on Tuesday reiterated Kader Asmal’s warning that the protection of information bill is a threat to South Africa’s freedom.

She was speaking at a memorial service for the late politician at the Pretoria City Hall.

Family, friends and former colleagues in the education fraternity paid their last respects to him.

Gordimer said Asmal’s position on the bill was clear.

"He has left us with the only response – the bill must be rejected, as he said, in its entirety if justice [and] our Constitution are to be upheld,” she said.

The South African National Editors’ Forum’s Mondli Makhanya said Asmal was a great friend of the media.

"He spoke out about the issues that concerned us. He defended us in the darkest hours,” Makhanya said.

The diplomatic corps praised Asmal for his courage to stand up to injustice.

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