Level 3 remains in place as government studies court ruling against lockdown regulations

Lockdown Level 3 regulations will remain in place for the next two weeks as government works to amend regulations to be according to law. The North Gauteng High Court yesterday declared the national lockdown regulations for level 3 and 4 unconstitutional. The Liberty Fighters Network took government to court as it believed the restrictions were unlawful and unconstitutional since Cabinet did not declare a State of Emergency. The organisation also believed that too much power was handed over to a handful of ministers. The court has directed Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to amend and republish the regulations. However, the court suspended the declaration of invalidity for a period of 14 days, giving government two weeks to amend the regulations. Government has noted the decision and says the level 3 regulations remain in operation for now. It says the regulations should guarantee the rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

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