The ANC in the City of Johannesburg wants a secrecy bill for the municipality, the DA said on Friday.
“Last night (Thursday), the (ANC) in the City of Johannesburg proposed that the city develop its own secrecy rules,” spokesman Mmusi Maimane said.
He said ANC councillor Sol Cowan proposed the drafting of rules which would allow the city to classify certain documents as “sensitive”, making them unavailable for public disclosure.
The DA and all other opposition parties on the city council were opposed to the proposal, Maimane said. The ANC refused to debate the matter, and the opposition staged a walkout.