The South Gauteng High Court ruled South Africa’s Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act is unconstitutional, The South African reports. Investigative journalism organization amaBhungane challenged the RICA after the communications of one of their journalists were intercepted as he reported on corruption allegations against former President Jacob Zuma. Judge Roland Sutherland ruled such surveillance activities are unlawful and invalid. According to a court document, the RICA has been suspended for two years in order for Parliament to ensure it aligns with the country’s constitution.
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