South African Presidency Rejects 'State of Emergency' Report
A report by News24's sister publication Rapport alleging that regulations were being drafted relating to the State of Emergency Act 64 of 1997, which would give security officials far-reaching powers has been denied by the Presidency.
South Africa: Presidency Rejects 'State of Emergency' Reports
News24Wire, 12 December 2017
The Presidency is not working on regulations for a state of emergency, spokesperson Bongani Ngqulunga said on Tuesday. Read more »
South Africa: Presidency Denounces State of Emergency Reports
SAnews.gov.za, 13 December 2017
The Presidency has rejected reports alleging that the high office has started composing draft regulations for a state of emergency. Read more »
South African National Defense Force soldiers hike back up a hill during a joint U.S.-South African simulated assault on July 26 as part of Exercise Shared Accord 2011. SA '11 is a bi-lateral military training and civil assistance mission held annually throughout Africa.
allAfrica, 12 December 2017
Regulations to the State of Emergency Act of 1997 have been drafted by an inter-departmental task team, according to the Rapport newspaper. Read more »