The DA warns that further legal action may be taken against the government if the regulations on reopening restaurants and movie theaters are not announced by Friday.
Dean Macpherson, the DA’s spokesperson on trade and industry, says it is inexplicable that the regulations have still not been announced and that thousands of businesses have no idea when they may reopen and what conditions they will have to comply with.
Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa announced more than a week ago that the personal care industry may reopen. Two days later the regulations were introduced. At the same time, Ramaphosa said that dining at restaurants could be resumed, and that places such as casinos and movie theaters may reopen.
However, of these regulations there is no language or newspaper.
“What exactly have the ministers done in the last eight days?” Macpherson asked Thursday.
“The government’s foolish onslaught to the regulations is unacceptable and must be announced immediately if they still want to avoid legal action that should force ministers to do the work for which they are paid.”
Macpherson said the DA had already written to the Minister of Traditional Affairs and Cooperative Government, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, her counterpart at small business, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, and the Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, demanding that the regulations be announced by tomorrow must be made.
Only take-away meals or meals that are collected at dining places are currently allowed.