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Info bill hearing criticised

Gugulethu residents on Tuesday criticised the Protection of State Information Bill hearings. In...

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Gugulethu residents on Tuesday criticised the Protection of State Information Bill hearings.

In November, the National Assembly passed the controversial bill, despite it not having a public interest defence clause.

The matter was then moved the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and a committee was set up to investigate the so-called secrecy bill. 

On Tuesday, around 300 Gugulethu residents packed the sports complex with many fanning themselves against the sweltering heat.

Some locals said they were only informed about the hearings on Monday evening and had very little knowledge about the bill itself.

Others used the opportunity to raise concerns about service delivery in the Cape Town township.

However, ad-hoc committee members warned them to stick to the issue of the day.

After the public hearings are complete, the NCOP will vote on the matter before the bill is signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.

The bill has been met with widespread opposition from the media and civil society groups.

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)


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