Saturday, September 17, 2011

Kasrils slams secrecy bill

By Khanyisa Tabata
17 September 2011

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says government is pushing through the Protection of Information Bill to spare itself embarrassment.

Kasrils addressed about two-thousand protestors who marched to Parliament today in protest against the provisions in the proposed so-called Secrecy Bill.

Kasrils, an ANC and SACP member, says government does not want the public to know who some amongst them were abusing tenders, contracts and taxpayers' money. The bill is set to go before the National Assembly next week.


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