Prof. Shabir Madhi, director of the South African Medical Research Council’s vaccine unit, said at a webinar on Wednesday that there is no scientific evidence for the ban on tobacco products.
“Smoking damage to the lungs is chronic and smokers’ lungs are definitely not going to recover during this time that tobacco products are banned. There is also no scientific evidence that smokers have a higher chance of dying from Covid-19, “Madhi said.
Fita says they are keen to get the verdict, and follows it up regularly.
“But people need to understand that it’s not in our hands, but in court. The court cannot be prescribed, ”says Mnguni.
He is a lawyer and understands all too well that a ruling, especially in the Supreme Court, can sometimes be a lengthy process.