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2015-02-13 Johannesburg - The African National Congress on Friday condemned the jamming of the cellphone signal in Parliament during President Jacob Zuma's state-of-the-nation address on Thursday evening. "[The] ANC condemns the jamming of the signal last night in Parliament. [The] ANC supports the free flow of information and media freedom," national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said. The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) said only the country's security cluster departments were permitted to use jamming devices. "The national security cluster departments may, where supported by relevant security legislation, deploy the use of jammers in relation to, among others, state security functions," spokesperson Paseka Maleka said in a statement. Around 25 journalists launched a