Sekunjalo lays charges against 'Sunday Times'
The newspaper is accused of breaking the law by publishing details of a draft provisional report.
CAPE TOWN - Listed company Sekunjalo Investments has laid criminal charges against the _Sunday Times _newspaper and one of its journalists.
The company has accused the newspaper and journalist Bobby Jordan of breaking the law by publishing details of a draft provisional report by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.
The report relates to Madonsela's probe of a government tender to run the country's fleet of fisheries research and patrol vessels, which involved a bid by a Sekunjalo consortium.
The company says it is particularly concerned by the report's claim that evidence of collusive tendering was found.
In a statement, Sekunjalo denies it engaged in any collusion or bid rigging.
It says the Public Protector Act makes it an offence to publish details of draft reports on investigations.
The Sunday Times is expected to respond to the company's action later today.
Madonsela is set to release her final report on the fisheries probe on Thursday.