Lockdown challenges

After six weeks of lockdown, frustrated South Africans are challenging lockdown conditions.

In their neighbourhoods. In the press. And in court.

A group claiming to represent churches, business and traditional leaders and calling itself the National Peace Commission, has written to the president to protest “regulations that would normally be imposed under a state of emergency and not a state of disaster”. 

They also question the Cabinet’s National Command Council making the regulations, as it has no parliamentary oversight.