Confusion over info bill

2013-12-12 14:07
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Cape Town – The apparent signing of the protection of state information bill has caused some confusion according to reports.

Earlier eNCA tweeted that the controversial bill had been signed into law and was now the “Protection of State Info Act 41 of 2013”.

Moments later the Mail & Guardian tweeted: “According to today's parliamentary papers, Zuma signed seven Bills into law on Monday. Secrecy Bill isn't one of them.”

Gaye Davis tweeted: “Parly spokesman Luzuko Jacobs has confirmed the Info Bill has not been signed into law.”

ENCA tweeted: “No proof yet if or when Zuma signed. via @Dariomilo

The Right2Know campaign tweeted: “From PresidencyZA on bill: Presidency has not yet received #POSIB. The President will attend to it when it is referred by Parliament."

Earlier it was erroneously reported that president Jacob Zuma had signed the protection of state information bill into law.

Mentions of the signing of the bill caused upset by social member users.

City Press news editor Natasha Joseph tweeted: "The Protection of State Info Bill has just been signed into law - President Zuma, you sneaky chap, while we're all distracted!"

Miklós Szecsei said: “Protection of State Info Bill is now law, hey government? Way to continue Madiba's legacy there. Good job.”

Kathrin Koebke: “You're really not making things any better for yourself - President Zuma just signed The Protection of State Info Bill. Great stuff! #NOT."

An earlier version of this story reported that the protection of state information bill has been signed.

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