The Democratic Alliance (DA) is calling on for explanation from government after claiming it was in possession of a document to change state.
The document describes the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity for the “macro reorganisation of the state”.
The party said that the document appeared to be authorised by the Cooperative Governance Department and was labeled top secret.
In March, when President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster in the country in response to the coronavirus outbreak, he also set up a national coronavirus command council.
The DA claims to have documents which propose making this command council system a model of government beyond the lockdown.
DA MP Ghaleb Cachalia has compared it to a coup saying that they have centralised decision making that they want to introduce and they want it to function exactly like the command council.
“The document goes on to say, never waste a good crisis because it’s an unrivaled opportunity to reimagine and reorganise society, addressing deep structural issues.”
Neither government nor the Cooperative Governance Department have been available for comment yet.
This gives a pressure as government battle pandemic and livelihood of people of South Africa.
The rumors regarding cabinet reshuffle is also a sign of DA is stance on government’s plan to reorganize state.