Zuma asked to scrap 'Secrecy Bill'

President Zuma has been asked to recognise International Right to Know Day by scrapping the ‘Secrecy Bill’.

FILE. President Zuma has been asked to recognise International Right to Know Day by scrapping the ‘Secrecy Bill’. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - There are calls for President Jacob Zuma to mark International Right to Know Day on Sunday, by finally scrapping the so-called ' Secrecy Bill'.

The Right 2 Know Campaign has appealed to the president to refuse to sign the bill.

Campaigners say if the Protection of State Information Bill is signed into law, it will lead to a culture where important information is routinely classified as secret.

Right 2 Know's Dale McKinley says, "It's unfortunate that in the last two or three years coming out of the Presidency there's been an agenda to secretise all public information, to concentrate power within the security and intelligence services, to prevent access to information."