Dlamini-Zuma wants court to snub request for cig ban docs

As a court battle looms, government says it will not release NCC minutes related to tobacco products

kosazana Dlamini-Zuma is adamant: the minutes of the National Command Council (NCC) meeting, at which the decision to ban the sale of tobacco products under level 4 lockdown was made, will not be made public.

These documents are “classified”, the co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) minister says, even though the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) attempted to have them released via a court application on Tuesday morning…