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17 Feb 2021
5:31 am

Dlamini-Zuma’s pursuit in tobacco ban case equally worrying

Editorials

She may want the judgment overturned so she can reimpose the tobacco ban if another national crisis hits South Africa.

File picture. Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Picture: GCIS

It certainly looks as though the tobacco ban is the political hill that Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has chosen to die on. As is the case with many government ministers, she has unlimited taxpayer funds at her disposal to pursue her campaign to crack down on that particular demon weed. READ MORE: BAT SA and Dlamini-Zuma’s tobacco tussle nearing conclusion She and her expensive legal team are now before a full bench of the Western Cape High Court applying for leave to appeal a judgment of that same court that last year’s ban on...