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SACP to testify on spying at Zondo hearing

Publish date: 08 October 2018
Issue Number: 794
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: South Africa

The SACP is ready to appear before the state capture commission to give evidence on how state intelligence was used to tap and record the telephone calls of its leaders, says a SowetanLIVE report. SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande said they would testify about how state resources were used to spy on the party's leaders. He said the SACP would make a submission to testify and also talk on how state interference was used to record and monitor politicians' calls, ‘specifically communists’. In 2016, Nzimande said leaders of the SACP were ‘under siege from parasites’ who had their phones bugged. ‘On the corporate capture, some, especially in the media, say that they led to the formation of the Zondo commission. We as the communists were the first to call for the commission. What we want to say officially today is that we welcome that the Zondo commission has started. We want to announce that, as the SACP, we will be going to give evidence before the Zondo commission.’

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