JUST IN | ConCourt dismisses DA’s urgent bid to challenge Disaster Management Act | News24
- The Constitutional Court has dismissed the DA’s bid to have the Disaster Management Act declared unconstitutional.
- The apex court refused an application by the DA for direct access.
- They had argued that the Act – invoked under the Covid-19 lockdown – placed too much power in the hands of the minister.
The Constitutional Court on Wednesday dismissed the DA’s application for direct access in challenging the constitutionality of the Disaster Management Act.
The court ruled that it would not be in the interests of justice to hear the matter.
“It has concluded that the application should be dismissed as it is not in the interests of justice to hear it at this stage. The Court has decided not to award costs,” the judgment reads.
The DA argued to the court that its application…