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Christian Forum taking Dlamini-Zuma to court over lockdown church ban

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
African Union Commission's president Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma talks during a joint press conference with European Commission's president on April 22, 2015 after their bilateral meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS / AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS

Despite churches being open, the South African Christian Forum said that it was pushing ahead with its bid to have the ban under lockdown regulations declared unconstitutional.

The forum is taking Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to court.

It said that while the president announced on Monday night that churches may now operate, it wanted an order preventing the government from shutting down churches in the future.

The High Court in Johannesburg has given the government until 24 February to file its answering affidavits.

The religious group’s Bishop Marothi Mashashane: “Because we agree on the things that they don’t agree with, meanwhile nobody has ever consulted the religious structures, so it is for that reason that indeed, we still believe that we need that declaratory order.”

-EWN

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