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Presidency slams Zille over leak

2014-02-07 10:53

Pretoria - The presidency has issued a statement criticising DA leader Helen Zille for leaking confidential information about the announcement of the election date.

Earlier on Friday, Zille tweeted that the election date would be announced on Friday.

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said the presidency took "serious exception" to Zille leaking information that arose during a confidential consultation between President Jacob Zuma, premiers and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Thursday to discuss election preparations.

"Ms Zille, as premier, sits in meetings discussing serious matters of state. She should thus respect confidentiality and not abuse the privilege and trust accorded to her by virtue of her status," said Maharaj.

The president hosted the meeting of the IEC and premiers at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria, on the sidelines of the Cabinet lekgotla.

Sapa reported that Zille and her spokesperson were not available for comment.



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