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LAWYERS FOR CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY

PRESS STATEMENT | For immediate release 14/05/2020
Citizens’ Rights


⚫ “Lockdown” is in place and the NCC are in operating without constitutional mandate ⚫ Citizen’s rights are under threat ⚫ How citizens should respond to police action.

The South African Government has unilaterally declared that South Africa is experiencing a state of disaster, and implemented the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 (the DMA), due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

It is our submission that the NCC (National Command Council) is operating without a constitutional mandate and without any form of parliamentary oversight. The Declaration of the National State of Disaster has triggered a host of constitutional violations. South Africa is a constitutional republic. Any law passed that is inconsistent with the constitution is invalid and in our opinion contra bona mores.

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