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THE much-awaited report on the leaking of spy tapes to President Jacob Zuma's lawyer will not be seen by Parliament's oversight intelligence committee for weeks.
DA MP Theo Coetzee, a member of Parliament's joint standing committee on intelligence, said media reports that the document compiled by former inspector-general of intelligence Zolile Ngcakani would be discussed at a sitting in Pretoria on Monday were wrong.
"There was a big misunderstanding. That report is in Cape Town and it has not been opened yet," he said.
He said chairperson Cecil Burgess received it on December 30, but said the committee needed to be briefed on it by Ngcakani.
Coetzee said the report would also have to be discussed with the incoming inspector-general of intelligence, whose appointment has yet to be confirmed by Parliament.
Ngcakani's report is expected to examine how secret recordings of phone conversations between former Scorpions boss Leonard McCarthy and former national prosecutions chief Bulelani Ngcuka came into the hands of Zuma's lawyer Michael Hulley.
The NPA withdrew fraud and corruption charges against Zuma on the eve of the elections last year, citing the tapes as cause to suspect political interference in the case.
The Cape Times yesterday quoted Burgess as saying it was not up to the committee to decide whether to make Ngcakani's report public "unless there is something in the report that we feel needs to be made public".
He said if this were the case, the committee would first have to consult Zuma to see if anything in the report compromised state security.
But UCT researcher Laurie Nathan disputed this, saying the committee was not accountable to the president but to Parliament. He argued that the report should be made public since it would clear up the mystery of who broke the law by passing the tapes to Hulley. - Sapa