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Info bill debate delayed

2011-11-14 18:30

Cape Town - The scheduled debate on the protection of information bill will be delayed by a week, until next Wednesday, ANC MP Luwellyn Landers confirmed on Monday.

He said that in this interval, the ad hoc committee that drafted the legislation would be reconvened to consider a technical issue and a set of new proposals, both raised by Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini.

"Apparently he demanded that legally the ad hoc committee must approve minutes," Landers said.

"We thought that since there is already talk of a Constitutional Court challenge, it is better to err on the side of safety."

The committee is expected to meet on Thursday.

Comments
  • Yar - 2011-11-14 19:46

    This disgusting piece of tyrannical legislation must be cancelled altogether. Freedom of speech is a fundamental human right. Hands off our freedom!!!!!!!!!

  • rory.short1 - 2011-11-14 21:17

    Why don't the people formulating this bill just construct something that is generally acceptable to the people of South Africa then there would be no difficulties.

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