Article by: Dumisane Dube
The police have laid charges against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), of contravention the Disaster Management Act.
This is after EFF supporters marched to the offices of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) on Friday.
The party wanted Russian and Chinese vaccines to be made available to all South Africans.
Police Spokesperson, Brenda Muridili, says a case against the political party was opened at the Sunnyside Police Station.
“The main charge now is the contravention of the Disaster Management Act. But there is also a possibility of more charges that might be introduced. For now, there is an investigation on the part of the investigators to ensure they present to court a water-tight case,” Muridili says.
EFF leader, Julius Malema, said the march as not a super-spreader event.
Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved the country to adjusted level 4 of the lockdown for at least the next 14 days.
Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Sunday evening amid mounting concern over the surge in Covid-19 infections.
His address comes days after the scientists announced that the highly transmissible Delta variant is circulating in five provinces and is now the dominant strain in South Africa.
All gatherings have been prohibited whether indoors or outdoors. These include religious, political, cultural and social gatherings.
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