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GOOD wants powerful members of state to be held accountable for regulation violations

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GOOD has called for people in power to be held accountable for violating lockdown regulations, in the same way that ordinary citizens would be held accountable.

On Monday, 5 July 2021, the GOOD political party issued a statement calling for politicians in violation of lockdown regulations to be held accountable. According to the party, politicians should not be exempt from adhering to lockdown regulations set out to slow the spread of COVID-19, no matter how desperate their situations might be.

The party has stated that politicians, as public figures, have a special responsibility to lead by example in the effort to save lives and amid the nation’s dwindling resources. This was in reference to the Nkandla demonstrations that took place in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), and the Mayor of Cape Town, Dan Plato’s contravention of lockdown regulations by hosting a series of events last week.

GOOD also highlighted that the idea of powerful people flouting national disaster regulations, while ordinary South Africans such as Collins Khosa died after run-ins with overzealous security forces enforcing the regulations, is unconscionable. GOOD expressed that what applied to Khosa applies equally to the Mayor of Cape Town, to both factions of the African National Congress (ANC), and to the rest of South Africa’s ordinary citizens. GOOD also emphasised that the principle that all are equal before the law is a foundation stone of our constitutional democracy.

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