Info bill debate delayed
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.