Scalding judgment for NDZ’s lockdown regulations: “irrational, unconstitutional, paternalistic”

Seems to be a week of absorbing court judgements. Tuesday’s from Mr Justice Norman Davis was under a quarter of Ms Justice Ronel Tolmay’s SAA epic, but no less scathing on the defendant – Davis said many of COGTA minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s lockdown regulations were “irrational, distressing, unconstitutional and paternalistic.”

The judgement reveals Mrs Zuma to be a power-drunk politician who believes she knows best for South Africans, thus need not consider their rights entrenched in the Constitution. At best, NDZ comes across as dimwitted, with many regulations exposed as contradictory and senseless. You can hear constitutional lawyer and Free Market Foundation CEO Leon Louw’s take on the Davis Judgement by clicking here.

We’ll be returning to the Tolmay judgement in today’s Noontime Thursday webinar with OUTA’s CEO Wayne Duvenage, one of two plaintiffs against unlamented former SAA chair Dudu Myeni. The webinar is open to all, but you will need to sign up beforehand. Here’s the registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8398038334086112016.

While you’re in webinar mode, you may like to join my Biznews colleague Jackie Cameron for her inaugural Finance Friday event tomorrow, also at noon. On hand to answer your personal finance questions will be independent financial advisor Dawn Ridler and property economist Erwin Rode. Finance Friday is also open to all – here’s the link to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6648903351154972941.

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