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ConCourt dismisses application seeking to declare lockdown unconstitutional

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The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on Monday dismissed an application seeking to declare the 21-day national lockdown unconstitutional.

The Hola Bon Renaissance Foundation approached the court challenging the constitutionality of the lockdown regulations, saying coronavirus (COVID-19) didn’t pose a threat to South Africans.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced restrictions on movement, travel, and trade, amongst others as the country tries to contain the spread of COVID-19.

But the Hola Bon Renaissance Foundation said the president was ill-informed and overreacted.

The foundation’s chairperson Bontshitswe Mothopeng said: “Why do you stop the country on a disease that has not even shown its presence? How many diseases are in South Africa that our people are dying each and every day of those diseases?”

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Sultry actress Lehlogonolo “Nolo” Phiri has lost her job as an associate producer in SABC2 soapie Muvhango for allegedly securing a role at a rival production without the knowledge of her boss Duma Ndlovu.

Nolo Phiri

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Source: EWN