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
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. ..