War of words over Supreme Court of Appeal’s decision to hear disaster regulations case virtually

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A member of the South African Police Service stands guard in the street at a vehicle checkpoint in Parklands to enforce the lockdown regulations. Photo: Roger Sedres/Gallo Images
A member of the South African Police Service stands guard in the street at a vehicle checkpoint in Parklands to enforce the lockdown regulations. Photo: Roger Sedres/Gallo Images

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is set to appeal, virtually as per Covid-19 lockdown guidelines issued by government since last year, a judgment made in June by the Pretoria High Court, which ruled that while declaring a state of disaster was rational, the overwhelming number of accompanying regulations were irrationally conceived, thus declaring all Disaster Management Act regulations unconstitutional and invalid.

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