The state’s appeal on the constitutionality of the containment measures is being heard today.
The Liberty Fighters Network (LFN), which won the case against the state in early June in the Pretoria High Court, says in a statement that it was not intimidated by the fact that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma called in well-known lawyer Wim Trengrove.
Judge Norman Davis had earlier ruled that the restraining measures were unconstitutional and therefore invalid. He gave the government 14 working days to reconsider or amend the regulations.
The urgent application was brought by the LFN and the Hola Bon Renaissance Foundation against Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in her capacity as Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs responsible for the regulations.
The Cabinet later decided at a special cabinet meeting on legal advice to appeal the case.
“The LFN believes that Dlamini-Zuma should make peace with the fact that her time as ruler and dictator will soon be over,” said the statement issued on Tuesday.
The case is expected in the Pretoria High Court at 10:00.