Johannesburg - AfriForum has submitted new legal opinion on the Protection of State Information Bill to President Jacob Zuma to address various concerns, deputy CEO Ernst Roets said in a statement on Tuesday.
“AfriForum has submitted a legal opinion drafted by a senior counsel and media specialist to the state president, containing objections to the final version of the Protection of State Information Bill on the grounds of unconstitutionality,” Roets said.
He said the bill known as the “Secrecy Bill” was currently on Zuma's table and ready to be signed.
“The legal opinion points out that various objections to the bill raised by AfriForum in the past have been taken into account, but several flaws still remain,” Roets said.
He said the bill's attempts to define negligence departed from the standard definition as used for many years in the courts and common law.