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The DA Is Confident Of Its Legal Challenge Over The Government

Steenhuisen said if their challenge was heard and upheld, it would allow Parliament to scrutinise and question measures introduced by the minister.

The DA Is Confident Of Its Legal Challenge Over The Government-SurgeZirc SA
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The Democratic Alliance (DA) is confident of its legal challenge of government’s lockdown regulations, as they claim Disaster Management Act is abused by the government to suffer the people of South Africa.

The DA approached the Constitutional Court on Tuesday to challenge the constitutionality of the Disaster Management Act.

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The DA is seeking direct access to the ConCourt; there it will argue that Parliament must play a more central role when it comes to decisions around lockdown regulations.

Early in April, the party requested the establishment of a parliamentary ad hoc committee to oversee work done by the national command council dealing with COVID-19.

That request was shot down by Parliament, hence president said he would not stop anyone from approching court.

DA interim leader John Steenhuisen said the legislative branch of the country should have more input.

“They essentially allowed the national command council and the executive to make laws, to make with far-reaching and profound implications on every single one of us as citizens without a stitch of oversight and without any input from the elected legislative branch of South Africa.”

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Steenhuisen said if their challenge was heard and upheld, it would allow Parliament to scrutinise and question measures introduced by the minister.

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Florence Sibiya for SurgeZirc SA
Florence Sibiya for SurgeZirc SA
Florence Sibiya is a highly dedicated and talented reporter for SurgeZirc SA Business News. With her passion for business and her commitment to delivering accurate and reliable news, she has become an invaluable asset to the team.
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