Rorisang Kgosana
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21 Dec 2021
4:40 am

Continued state of disaster an ‘abuse’ of Disaster Management Act

Rorisang Kgosana

The country is in it's 31st month of lockdown, but experts say the state of national disaster has long passed its usefulness.

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has extended the state of national disaster yet again. Picture: Gallo Images

The country is just months away from passing the two year mark in its continued Covid pandemic lockdown, but experts suggest government’s recent 22nd extension of the national state of disaster might be totally unnecessary, and its sole purpose being the imposition of regulations that make no medical sense. With the country going into the festive season under adjusted level 1 lockdown, the state of national disaster is now in its 31st month since the declaration was first made in March 2020. While current regulations include compulsory wearing of masks in public places, and permitting up to 2000 people for...