All eyes are on the Independent Newspapers group’s next step in its
quest to get the full record of the proceedings in the case of former
National Intelligence Agency (NIA) boss Billy Masetlha and President
Thabo Mbeki, writes Ernest Mabuza in Business Day.

The Constitutional Court yesterday, May 14, released the record, with the exception of an affidavit made in camera by Masetlha and the report by the inspector-general of intelligence, Zolile Ngcakani.

The Star has indicated that it intends to object to the application by Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils, which prevented documents forming part of the record of Masetlha’s court case from being disclosed to the public.

Masetlha was suspended in October 2005 and dismissed in March last year over hoax e-mails allegedly showing that senior African National Congress members were conspiring against its deputy president, Jacob Zuma, and secretary-general Kgalema Motlanthe.

Masetlha failed in his bid to overturn his dismissal in the Pretoria High Court last year and is now awaiting a decision on his Constitutional Court application.

Click here to read the full report, posted on Business Day's website.