Sunday, April 15, 2012
Carte Blanche on M-Net broadcast a story that South African television won't be able to show if the Secrecy Bill were to become law.
Carte Blanche on Sunday night at 19:00 on M-Net had anchor Derek Watts introduce a shocking story which South African television journalism will not be able to bring and show viewers if the South African government's draconian and misguided Protection of State Information Bill is passed as law.
"Here's Bongani with a story you would not hear about if the Protection of State Information Bill, or so-called Secrecy Bill were to become law,'' said Derek Watts at the top of the hour at the start of this evening's broadcast.
The story was about an investigation detailing the misuse of a secret police account.
A secret report compiled in November last year claims that the Crime Intelligence Division of the South African Police Service rented a flat in Cape Town as a so-called safe house to hide state witnesses before and during trial - but the flat was allegedly used as a holiday flat and even allegedly sub rented as well.
The report claims that a similar "safe house" in Island Rock in KwaZulu-Natal was also used as a holiday home by the SAPS top brass. These as well as a myriad other questionable personal expenses including luxury cars are allegedly being paid for from the SAPS's secret services account.