Secrecy Bill Threat to Democracy – Gordimer

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 12:48
SA’s Nobel prize winning author likens the Secrecy Bill to apartheid laws

Nobel prize winning author, Nadine Gordimer, has condemned the Protection of State Information Bill (Secrecy Bill), calling it a threat to freedom in South Africa.

In an article titled ‘South Africa: The New Threat to Freedom’ published on the website of the New York Review of Books, Gordimer compares the Bill to apartheid laws.

She points out that, "The right to know must continue to accompany the right to vote," adding that the Bill, “Has been and continues to be seen as an obvious means of concealing the corruption that has become a way of South African life for many".

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News24