ANC ordered to hand over Rasool report

2011-11-30 13:12

Cape Town - The Western Cape High Court has ordered the ANC to hand a report to the Independent media group that could contain information about a potentially corrupt relationship between former premier Ebrahim Rasool and certain journalists, Beeld newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Judge Bennie Griesel ruled on Tuesday that the media group was "without doubt" entitled to the information.

The media group has twice requested the ANC to make the reports public in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act.

The report relates to the alleged involvement of Rasool, now ambassador to the United States, in the "brown envelope" scandal in which two Cape Argus journalists were paid to write favourable reports about the provincial administration.

The report is the result of an internal investigation by Deputy Justice Minister Andries Nel.

The Nel report could contain information about Rasool's relationship with the two Independent journalists and payments made to them, or to entities linked to them.

Griesel said the Independent group had the right to access the documents as part of its efforts to eradicate corruption and dishonesty.

Because the ANC argued there was information in the Nel report that went wider than the "brown envelope" saga, Griesel ordered that the court be given the full report within five days so he could decide whether it contained sections the media group may not see.

The ANC was not immediately available for comment on Wednesday morning.

  • gary.jurgens - 2011-11-30 13:16

    verry good

      Warren - 2011-11-30 20:49

      Surely it's not over yet. There will be a dozen appeals against this decision, a barrage of "not enough transformation in the judiciary" allegations, a diversion crisis and a convenient fire in a building which just happens to contain the only copy of the report.

      eric.vanvuuren - 2011-12-01 07:32

      Just imagine. All this crap could have been avoided. if People just do their job. I mean our one President taken out of office. Two police chiefs’ right after the other. This is truly a arshole republic.

  • Yurak - 2011-11-30 13:18

    anc is getting it from all sides. very very good.

      Impi - 2011-11-30 13:41

      I love this! At last we will all open our eyes and see this country for what it really has become after 1994. It is run by the Shabir Shaik Mafia and Zuma is a spineless puppet and front man for the biggest thieves in political history. Where does Rasool go on a Friday at lunch? I wonder?

      Larry - 2011-11-30 13:54

      Problem is, it is only a specific section of the ANC that is being targeted. Methinks by the other section, who are milking the place dry and tightening their grip on power.

      Bob - 2011-11-30 14:30

      I just hope all this news is getting to at least some of the people that voted this mess into government, surely it is only a matter of time before this crowd are voted out and we have a liberal government voted in that can govern this country for the good of ALL the citizens.

  • Bryan - 2011-11-30 13:19

    Here we go again..!! Never a dull moment when it comes to A.N.C Fatcats!!

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2011-11-30 13:21

    Woohoo, yet another scandal for the corrupt ANC to handle. No wonder Service Delivery is not happening they spend all their time defending the corrupt party! They disgusting and pathetic!

  • Activity Bookings - 2011-11-30 13:21

    So in order to get good publicity journalists must be paid. Why not just do good things and get good publicity?

  • Snoopsy - 2011-11-30 13:25

    En toe kry die ANC op hulle moer! Bwahahahahahah! Lekker!

  • Anthony - 2011-11-30 13:27

    fire the journslists as well.

  • Andre - 2011-11-30 14:05

    Great stuff!!!! Rasool, starts rattling. Another skunk representing this beautiful country as an "Ambassador"? How do you think JZ? iesh.

  • Bokfan - 2011-11-30 14:09

    Anc trying to cover its corrupt Arsool. Again. Too late mate. The whole world knows him for the shyster he is. Putting him in the States is a sign of how boneheaded the SAG is.

  • Deeteem - 2011-11-30 14:14

    How does the civilised world see South Africa after Madiba ? Liars, cheats, pimps, greedy sluts, murderous, philanderers, the list gets longer !!! How embarassing !!

      Impi - 2011-11-30 14:26

      LOL. I loved the greedy sluts! Are we talking about Sheryl Cwele? LOL LOL

  • Herman - 2011-11-30 18:58

    Always an anc skelm, when will the voters see their candidates are all corrupt???

  • Maureen Webster - 2011-11-30 19:41

    How long is the Anc going to keep embarrassing themselves. The more they try to protect there corrupt comrades the hysterically pathetic they appear.

  • johnkk - 2011-11-30 22:54

    Come on now ANC, just give us one day, just one day, that you can declare a public holiday, where you the ANC do not steal, corrupt, bribe, commit acts of racism, lie, rape and commit fraud, Aaaagh pleeese man !

  • Johann - 2012-02-07 06:45

    Why do people deny when they are guilty and will continue to do so even after found guilty ,these people grew up with a sense of self entitlement no boundarys and don't know right from wrong that's the reason for them claiming their inosense .It's the sign of a criminally twisted mind

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