Outrage over ANC’s Info Bill committees
By Khanyisa Tabata
28 September 2011
Opposition parties have slammed the ANC’s decision to form committees to take further submissions on the Protection of State Information Bill.
The DA calls it an unprecedented abuse of Parliamentary procedure and resources.
It says consultative caravans through the country are the time-honoured ANC method of manipulating public opinion and then presenting the pre-determined result as the voice of the people.
The ACDP has also slated the move as unprecedented and unacceptable.
Spokesperson Steve Swarts says the bill is before Parliament which consists of many political parties besides the ANC. Swarts says the absence of opposition parties brings the legitimacy of this whole process into question.