The Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected a court application by the DA to contest the constitutionality of the Disaster Management Act.
The opposition party has argued that the Disaster Management Act places too much power in the hands of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the Minister of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs.
The court has now ruled that it would not be in the interests of justice not to hear the case, reported eNCA.
This is not the first time the government has been dragged to court over the seclusion regulations just for a court to decide in government’s favor.
Maroela Media reported earlier that the Pretoria High Court on Friday dismissed Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association’s (Fita SA) urgent court application to set aside the government’s ban on the sale of tobacco products with costs.
Fita SA argued in court about lifting the ban on the sale of tobacco products. Among other things, the organization argued that the sale of tobacco products should be essential as it is addictive.
The court, however, did not find that. “Fita SA’s argument that cigarettes are essential because it is addictive has no merit. The fact that a drug is addictive does not make it necessary, ”Judge President Dunstan Mlambo said in his ruling.
Dlamini-Zuma has been criticizing the government’s seclusion regulations since the introduction of the nationwide seclusion.