The mandates come in the form of proposed amendments to the country's National Health Act (NHA) regulations. South African Health Minister Dr. Joe Phaahla introduced the proposed measures in May. The official sought to change regulations added to the NHA in 2017, instead of outright changing the law, which would require the consent of the South African Parliament in Cape Town.
Pretoria News outlined some of Phaahla's proposed amendments:
In summary, Phaahla will have the power to declare a pandemic, shut down the whole country or certain regions, forcefully quarantine people and enforce vaccines or other drugs without soliciting consent from people. Anyone opposing these measures could either face prison time of up to 10 years, or given vaccines or medical treatments against their will at a quarantine facility. (Related: Protesters in South Africa burn masks in opposition to coronavirus vaccine experimentation.)
One South African spoke out against the health minister's proposed measures, calling on his compatriots in a video to stand up against this affront to health freedom.
Advocate Sibelo Sibanda remarked that the draft provisions make the "state of disaster" and "regulations" that stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. According to the lawyer, the proposed mandates take away an individual's ability to refuse medical treatments, including vaccines, and their right to move freely.
"So now, the country of South Africa will be under a permanent state of disaster. Masking will be permanent, social distancing [will be] permanent – [and so are] control of people at gatherings … [and] the entry in and out of the country," warned Sibanda.
"You are now subjected to such draconian laws, and it is a way by which, in the name of health, people's freedoms are being taken away."
Media specialist Mogomotsi Mogodiri also denounced the proposed mandates, saying that they went "against [South Africa's] democratic ethos."
"By introducing these regulations while sidestepping Parliament, the government is attempting – by stealth – to obliterate our rights and freedoms of choice, religion and bodily integrity."
Mogodiri also urged South Africans to submit their objections to the proposed revisions to the NHA.
"Through submitting their objections to these amendments, the public will be doing their patriotic duty [by] ensuring that human rights are not violated or taken away [on a] whim and that the government remains true to its obligation of protecting, defending and preserving [the South African] Constitution."
The media specialist ultimately exhorted Phaahla to "abandon these amendments," as refusing to do so "will only point at the mischief of a government that has dictatorial inclinations."
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