Zuma not drafting regulations for a state of emergency
The Presidency rubbishes weekend reports that it is drafting regulations that allow the security forces to use as much force as necessary
The Presidency has rubbished media reports claiming it is composing draft regulations for a state of emergency.
The Rapport newspaper reported on Sunday that the draft regulations ban anyone from writing‚ publishing or broadcasting threatening material. Members of the security forces would be allowed to use as much force as necessary to restore law and order‚ as long as it is proportional.
However‚ on Tuesday, the Presidency rejected the allegation.
It said in a statement: "The Presidency rejects the media reports alleging the Presidency has started composing draft regulations for a state of emergency and that President Jacob Zuma has appointed a team to draw up such regulations. The Presidency is not working on regulations for a state of emergency."