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8 Dec 2021
4:00 am

Courts to decide whether mandatory vaccination contravene basic human rights

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Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has said it will put the matter before the constitutional court seeking a declaratory order on whether mandates are constitutional.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 26: Chicago police officers and their supporters protest the department's vaccination policy outside of police headquarters on October 26, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by SCOTT OLSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

The government has, for once, done the sensible and responsible thing by standing back and allow the courts to decide whether mandatory vaccination contravene basic human rights that are guaranteed by our constitution. Our courts remain the backbone of our democracy and have repeatedly set the country on the straight and narrow when it comes to corruption and upholding of human rights. It is to be hoped that any decision reached by the court will be respected by all. Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has said it will put the matter before the constitutional court seeking a declaratory order on...