Gov’t admits to Whistleblowing Act flaws

Dumezweni Mthimkhulu
Dumezweni Mthimkhulu

Assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Dumezweni Mthimkhulu has admitted that there are some flows in the Whistleblowing Act of 2016 including failure to protect anonymous reporters or whistle blowers.

The aim of the law when it was passed in 2016 was amongst other things to protect whistle blowers who inform primarily law enforcement agencies and oversight institutions.

As a result, Mthimkhulu said as government they are fully admitting to certain faults because there is an impediment in the Act.

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