NDZ wants court to snub request for ‘classified’ cig ban docs

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NDZ wants court to snub request for ‘classified’ cig ban docs

As court battle looms, government says it will not release NCC minutes related to tobacco products

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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is adamant: the minutes of the National Command Council (NCC) meeting, at which the decision to ban the sale of tobacco products under level 4 lockdown was made, will not be made public.

These documents are “classified”, the co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) minister says, even though the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) attempted to have them released via a court application on Tuesday morning.

In a surprise twist late on Monday night, Fita halted the first part of its court action which would have included a bid to force the government to release the minutes of the meeting.  ..

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