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MPs blast NCP Act

Oppositions MPs have labelled the NCP Act as outdated, saying it should be repealed.

Oppositions MPs have labelled the NCP Act as outdated, saying it should be repealed.

CAPE TOWN - Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) have blasted the National Key Points Act, labelling it an outdated law which should be repealed in its entirety.

The relevance of the legislation was debated in Parliament this morning.

Some of the criticisms levelled include the fact that a list of national key points has not been made public and was used to cover up the Nkandla scandal.

Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader Lindiwe Mazibuko says, "The question is why did our democratically elected government make such extensive use of this antiquated law to justify the spending of over R200 million on the upgrading of President Jacob Zuma's private home?"

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa responded by saying, "The current National Key Point Act is under review, as we said and we are going to ensure that it is in line with the Constitution. But do not go and tell lies to people that it will disappear."