Government is coming under fire from opposition parties for its lockdown regulations. The Freedom Front Plus will be approaching the High Court to challenge the validity of the National Disaster Management Act. It will ask the court to find that government is abusing the Act.
“The balance of public interest between curbing the spread of the virus and unlocking the economy to prevent the loss of livelihoods and subsequently lives should come into play,” the party said in a statement.
“At present, it is not taken into account with the draconian regulations imposed on the country. At the same time, the DA is heading to the court to challenge specific Level 4 lockdown regulations. This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa said we’ll stay on Level 4 lockdown at least until the end of May.
FF PLUS will go to court on an urgent basis to put an end to lockdown. @GroenewaldPJ #COVID19SA #LockdownSA pic.twitter.com/qaaLZrZFpW
— VRYHEIDSFRONT PLUS / FREEDOM FRONT PLUS (@VFPlus) May 14, 2020
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The DA said it’s challenging the night curfew, the restrictions on e-commerce and the limited three-hour window for exercise. The party said these restrictions can’t be justified and should be reversed.
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This afternoon, our lawyers will file papers in the High Court challenging the rationality of three separate lockdown-related decisions: the night curfew, the restrictions on e-commerce & the limited 3-hour window for exercise. These can’t be justified and should be reversed.
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) May 14, 2020
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