Govt: Lockdown ruling ‘lacked specificity’

Govt: Lockdown ruling ‘lacked specificity’

Government asked the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday to grant it leave to appeal the ruling on the lockdown regulations.

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Government and the Liberty Fighters Network were in the same court again after it earlier ruled that level 3 and 4 of the lockdown regulations are unconstitutional and invalid.

READ: Govt appeal of lockdown ruling to be heard on Wednesday

Government applied for leave of appeal soon thereafter.

State-appointed attorney Wim Tengrove argued that the initial ruling lacked specificity.

“One remains in the dark about which rules are in breach of the constitution and against which provisions of the constitution may the rules be tested for validity.

“We have submitted with greatest amount of respect that the way in which this case has been pleaded precluded an outcome of a kind that the court bought.”

Judgment has been reserved.

The Liberty Fighters Network earlier vowed that Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's "reign as the lockdown dictator will come to an end very soon", as it eyed a second successive court victory over government.

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