Judgment is reserved in the government’s appeal against an earlier court finding that declared Level 4 and Level 3 of the seclusion regulations irrational and unconstitutional.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, was heard in the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday morning, after Judge Norman Davis said the verdict would be “soon”.
Adv. Wim Trengove SC, one of the country’s best advocates who has previously pres. Cyril Ramaphosa represented in court, acted on behalf of the government. He argued in court this morning that the case has compelling reasons of public interest and should be tried in a higher court. According to Trengove, the Supreme Court’s earlier ruling in the Supreme Court of Appeal should be tested.
EWN reports Davis has assured the minister and pressure group Liberty Fighters Network that he realizes the urgency of the matter and will send his decision electronically to them as soon as possible.
Liberty Fighters Network has filed the lawsuit against the government for declaring the seclusion regulations invalid and unconstitutional.