Our Defiance of the Government’s Invalid Lockdown Regulations
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LIBERTY FIGHTERS OVERJOYED WITH LOCKDOWN VICTORY FOR THE PEOPLE!
In a Court judgment which speaks of pure genius, Justice Norman Davis, effectively brought an end to the hard Lockdown which plagued the people of South Africa the past 3 months seeing a futile ever increasing number of COVID-19 cases at a constant 0.1% daily rate since mid-May.
The High Court Gauteng Division Pretoria has ordered yesterday 30 June 2020 that the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, may for what it is still worth, appeal her Disaster Management Regulations to the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein, but not those regulations which clearly violated basic human rights of all our people and gave her 10 days to formally get rid of it. However, this period is only academic and does not overrule the declaration of invalidity.
Liberty Fighters Network (LFN) and its President Reyno De Beer were overjoyed when they received the order of the High Court Gauteng Division Pretoria in the Application for Leave to Appeal late yesterday afternoon wherein Davis J ordered that above others the restrictions on all businesses, religious and other gatherings, exercises, walking on the beach and the public parks, freedom of movement must stand as obvious constitutional violations, no doubt.
In a surprise move, Justice Davis, also excluded Regulation 48(2) from the appeal, which forms the heart of the Government’s stronghold over us as the people during the Lockdown by having decriminalised the violation of the Lockdown Regulations in respect of the holding of funerals (Regulation 35), initiations (Regulation 38), access to all events (Regulation 39), on premises liquor consumption (Regulation 44), and the sale of tobacco (Regulation 45).
Yes, we belief that although the sale of tobacco is still technically prohibited in terms of Regulation 45, the Court has brilliantly now also ordered that the sale of tobacco does not carry criminal prosecution anymore and leaving Government with the only way of enforcement, following a civil process. The Police and other law enforcers may legally not enforce the unlawful sale of tobacco anymore.
On Wednesday, 26 August 2020 the High Court Pretoria will hear arguments from both LFN and the Minister why the order made on 2 June 2020 should not be made operational pending the outcome of the appeal. That is guaranteed to be a very entertaining court case of our time…