'Softer' spy bill due for tabling

President Mokgweetsi Masisi
President Mokgweetsi Masisi

The Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security will soon reintroduce in Parliament a watered-down version of the controversial Criminal Procedure and Evidence Bill.

New clauses to the Bill establish an oversight committee and prohibit undercover operations or communications interception without a warrant from a court.

The removal of some sections of the Bill comes after a firestorm of outrage from local legal experts, media and political parties as well as pressure from across Africa and the world against the government’s initial plans.

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