Business association Sakeliga has started contempt of court proceedings against co-operative & traditional affairs minister Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma, alleging she has failed to meet a January 6 deadline to provide the records she relied on to declare a state of disaster and impose lockdown regulations in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The minister was at the forefront of the government’s attempts to limit the effects of Covid-19, but critics charge the regulations did more to dampen economic activity than slow the spread of the virus...

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