South African police have laid criminal charges against two media outlets for setting up surveillance cameras outside former president Nelson Mandela's rural residence, a spokesman said Thursday.
“Cases against at least two media houses have been opened,” said national police spokesman Vish Naidoo, who declined to name the organisations.
The news outlets face “criminal charges”, Naidoo told AFP. “They were in contravention of the National Key Points Act.”
“All presidents' residences are declared national key points. No person is allowed to film a part of or whole national key point.”