On Thursday the DA followed through on its threats to go to court to challenge a decision by the government to close beaches on the Garden Route for the entirety of the festive season.

“We had provided President Cyril Ramaphosa and minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma with an extended deadline of 10am this morning to provide reasons justifying the closure of beaches along the Western Cape’s Garden Route. Both the president and minister Dlamini-Zuma have failed to respond by the extended hour,” DA leader John Steenhuisen said..

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