Cape Town - The acting Minister of Police has upheld a police decision to refuse to release a list of National Key Points, which include President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home.
Minister of State Security Siyabonga Cwele, who is acting for Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, said that releasing this information could aid “culprits” who want to harm the president or others protected by the act.
Cwele added that the majority of the country’s 200 or so National Key Points were privately owned and not under the government’s control.
He gave his reasons not to release the information in a letter to the campaign Right2Know, which asked for its release under the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA).
A few months ago the police refused to give the same information. Right2Know then appealed to Mthethwa to reconsider the decision.