Carina Koen
1 minute read
7 Jul 2020
5:40 am

Ignore LFN’s fake news and wear masks in public

Carina Koen

People who refuse to wear masks have no right to, in the name of 'freedom', pass on this virus to vulnerable people who may die.

Clicks customer refuses to wear mask and gets involved in an ugly fight, 2 July 2020. Picture: Twitter / @koko_matshela

Groups like the Liberty Fighters Network (LFN) should be allowed to challenge the government on issues like the lockdown regulations – but it has a duty to act responsibly and not disseminate fake news. Sadly, though, they issued a false statement claiming they had won their court action challenging Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s restrictions – when, in fact, the restrictions remain valid, pending an appeal by the government. LFN told its supporters they may remove their face masks now if they wish – something which is not allowed in terms of the restrictions. Based on this belief that the “lockdown is...