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les.onka 06/25/2020

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The organisation which recently won the High Court case against the South African lockdown regulations to be unethical and invalid, Liberty Network Fighters, now expressed opposite views that the Covid-19 lockdown is legally over as of Wednesday, 24 June. "LNF and Reyno De Beer, will be arguing in the High Court today that they believe that since of this morning, Wednesday, June 24, the lockdown regulations are unconstitutional and invalid and that effectively the lockdown is legally over," said the organisation.

It is believed by the Liberty Network Fighters that the government, not in accordance with particular standards lodged an application to appeal the judgement made by the Gauteng High Court 02 June in expectation of suspending the order of invalidity instead of requesting for an extension. On that note, the LNF argued that the lockdown regulations are not legally in coercion as the last day, the government had to comply with the ruling by Judge Norman Davis was Tuesday of June 23 2020.

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In a statement, LNF said "De Beer and Liberty Network Fighters will be going to the High Court this morning to oppose the Application for Leave to appeal lodged by Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, to confirm the inevitable, according to them - that the Court, in fact, does not have any authority anymore to extend the period of 14 days and they will be arguing that the application has effectively become moot."

South Africans may no longer be arrested or forced to adhere to the lockdown regulations, but smokers and gamblers should and will still be restricted in their activities due to specific exclusion of Casinos and Tobacco from their order of invalidity.

LNF added "the government has failed to make new lockdown regulations to replace the constitutionally invalid Level 3 regulations which ceased at midnight 23 June 2020, notwithstanding that it had ample opportunity to have done so."

"If the court agrees with us today, this could be the best news South Africans have had since 1994 and definitely a victory for all who had to endure the mass human rights violations of the government the past three months."

"It has become obvious that the Covid-19 is here to stay with us and that the-so-called spread of the virus is so rampant that he have reached a stage to accept it as part of our lives and time to go back to normal," added LNF.

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Top Comments
CindyGerickeSlabbert · 06/25/2020
If the lockdown is ruled invalid then we can buy tobacco as we go back to our normal lives.
KatrynEloff · 06/26/2020
sue her we lost a lot off money
AbelS · 06/26/2020
Lockdown should end now government is playing with us.... This is not banana 🍌 Republic country
GUEST_5jwkdvGjL · 06/26/2020
just open the lockdown to level 1 ASAP

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