Bill protests 'undermine state security'
Johannesburg - Protests against the protection of state information bill are out to weaken and undermine state security, said the SA Communist Party in Gauteng on Sunday.
"We reject the attempts to entrust the security of the national democratic revolution with the commercial and capitalist private media and elevate editorial supremacy above that of the people represented by their elected representatives," said acting provincial secretary Jacob Mamabolo in a statement.
Mamabolo said the party believed that once the bill became law, it would "consolidate and defend" the national democratic revolution.
He said the provincial branch of the party welcomed the passing of the bill by the National Assembly.