The Constitutional Court today released an abridged record of the
proceedings in the appeal by ex-National Intelligence Agency
director-general Billy Masetlha, according to a report on

The record was released May 14 minus pages 114 to 175, or the whole of an affidavit made in camera by Masetlha.

Also not publicly disclosed were pages 198 to 209 and 330 to 341, or the whole of a report by the inspector-general of intelligence (IGI) on the legality of a surveillance operation.

Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils and President Thabo Mbeki objected to the public disclosure of the documents after an interim ruling on Thursday that the entire record be made public by noon on Monday.
In their objection, Kasrils and Mbeki contended that Masetlha's in camera affidavit had "never been made public".

They submitted that it contained "classified information" relating to NIA investigations into subversive activities, and confidential information about Cabinet discussions on intelligence, particularly activities of a third force and the Boeremag.

This information also related to past and present NIA operations, counter-intelligence operations, and the names and sources of intelligence.

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