EXCLUSIVE - M&G editor: Nkandla report not unlawful

2013-11-29 15:54

M&G responds to Protector

2013-11-29 14:54

We're joined in studio by Mail & Guardian editor-in-chief Chris Roper to discuss why the M&G chose to release key points on the Nkandla upgrades.WATCH

Cape Town - The publication of parts of Thuli Madonsela’s provisional report into the Nkandla upgrade is not illegal, Mail & Guardian editor-in-chief Chris Roper told News24 on Friday.

Roper’s newspaper published details from the public protector’s report which called for President Jacob Zuma to appear before Parliament.

“We went through a long process to decide to publish key parts of that report.”

He said the newspaper went through a long legal battle to obtain documents relating to the upgrade, and consulted with multiple lawyers before publishing on Friday.

Madonsela’s office said on Friday the newspaper’s decision to publish was unlawful in terms of section 7(2) of the Public Protector Act 23, 1994.

Watch News24’s full interview with Roper here:

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