Legal fraternity tears spying bill apart


The eavesdropping Bill that was this week tabled before Parliament by Defence Minister basically means investigating authorities would be able to listen to conversations made through various networks without consent of interlocutors.

As a result, the public is reeling in shock following the announcement by Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Kagiso Mmusi that the State seeks to formalise the collection of information through undercover means.

Mmusi tabled the Criminal Procedure and Evidence (controlled investigation) Bill on urgency, a move that sparked debates as to what the government’s intention is with a Bill meant for interception of communication supposedly for investigative purposes.

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Government’s efforts commendable!

Since the news broke, the government made sure to work hand in hand with the South African government to assist the families of the victims. The two countries came together to help the families identify the bodies of their loved ones through DNA testing. The government also announced that they would assist families with food for mourners before the funerals.Even though the deceased persons were mostly residents of Molepolole, the government...

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