DA to challenge lockdown in court
Written by Lethiwe Mdluli on 15 May, 2020
The Democratic Alliance says it has given its legal representatives the go-ahead to file papers in the High Court to challenge the rationality of some lockdown related issues.
These include limitations on e-commerce, exercise and curfew restrictions.
The party’s interim leader, John Steenhuisen, says they understand the seriousness of the coronavirus, but these restrictions limit people’s freedom unnecessarily.
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Meanwhile the DA in the province says it has been reliably informed that eThekwini municipality has made no planned changes on staff salaries, increases or bonus structures in its budget, despite the coronavirus crisis.
The DA’s caucus leader in the metro, Nicole Graham, says the draft budget to be tabled in Council at the end of the month will see the costs for staff increases from 11-point-six billion rand to a staggering 12-point-seven billion in the next financial year.
By: Sthulile Mdletshe & Bright Ntuli