OPINIONISTA: Lockdown regulation judgment is flawed, but so is government’s ‘means justifies the ends’ defence

The High Court judgment declaring invalid almost all the lockdown regulations issued by Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma in terms of the Disaster Management Act, raises important questions about the duty of the government to act rationally and in a transparent manner, and to limit rights as little as possible. However, the court’s superficial analysis of the specific regulations and the sweeping nature of the order made by the court, will probably lead to the judgment being overturned on appeal....

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Published By: dailymaverick - Wednesday, 3 June