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DA drafts Bill to scrap National Key Point Act

The party says the Bill has been introduced to Parliament and should be gazette for public comment.

FILE: The Union Buildings in Pretoria. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has drafted a Bill to replace the National Key Points Act.

The party says the apartheid-era act has no place on the country's statute books.

The National Key Points Act gives the Minister of Police wide powers to declare any installation a National Key Point and shroud it in a veil of secrecy.

The DA's Zak Mbhele says it's critical that the Infrastructure Bill is in line with the Constitution.

"We have introduced this Bill to Parliament and it must be gazetted for public comment. The Minister of Police, and the African National Congress, will now have the opportunity to do what's right and send the National Key Points Act to the scrap heap of history."