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Dlamini-Zuma Has Until Friday To End Curfew

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is once again facing a serious objection to her extended lockdown and curfew.

Civil rights organisation AfriForum has given the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma until Friday to respond to its call for an end to the curfew.

President Cyril Ramaphosa moved the country to adjusted lockdown level 1 following meetings with the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC), the President’s Coordinating Council and Cabinet.

Some of the changes that were made include the 12am to 4am curfew, later gazetted by Dlamini-Zuma, but the civil rights organisations argue that this curfew is "irrational and unjustified".

Afriforum want Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to provide them with written reasons why there are curfews as well as supporting evidence that curfews are an effective precautionary measure against COVID-19.

They are requested to be provided with the documents and supporting documents, expert reports, evidence and data which supports the decision to enact curfews and that the implementation of national curfews be ceased with immediate effect.

The civil rights organisation, Afriforum is however not the only opposing the continued lockdown by Dlamini-Zuma and the NCCC.

Former Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng also slammed president Cyril Ramaphosa and minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for violating the fundamental rights of citizens by extending the lockdown.

He said citizens have been forced into submission to just accept the extending of lockdown without them having to say anything. He said Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa have too much power which need to be regulated.

"Why are we as citizens not insisting on accountability and openness by elected representatives of the people and on public debates on COVID-19 related issues in the National Assembly?

Have we all been beaten into submission or into a line defined by the unexplained narrative by the fear of being routinely demonised, investigated or lied about? Are we all afraid of the ever ready and shameless propaganda or smear campaign machinery? Mogoeng said.


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