Yesterday ACDP President Rev Kenneth Meshoe and Deputy President Wayne Thring submitted two petitions to Parliament aimed at preventing SA from committing itself to a World Health Organization (WHO) pandemic treaty which will be discussed at the WHO Assembly in Geneva from May 22 to 28.
The petitions, from the ACDP and Action For Freedom — both state that no official or delegate at the assembly has the mandate to speak on behalf of South Africans without their consent. They also demand that the treaty should be fully debated in Parliament and that SA citizens should be consulted and afforded and opportunity to have a say on the matter, which cannot be left to a few Health Department officials.
The WHO treaty aims to give the WHO unprecedented power to declare pandemics and manage situations in signatory nations.
The ACDP petition reads: “Relating to sections 59(1) (a) and 72(1) (a) of the Constitution of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996), the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) submits this petition for immediate intervention by The Speaker of Parliament.
“The ACDP wants to be very clear that no official or delegate in attendance of the World Health Assembly in Geneva on 22nd May 2022 to 28th May 2022 will have the mandate to speak on behalf of South Africans without their consent. The ACDP demands that the detail of the treaty be fully debated in Parliament. In addition to this debate, we insist that the public be properly consulted and that all South Africans have their say instead of a few officials from the department. This is embodied and provisioned for under sections 59(1) (a) and 72(1) (a) of the Constitution of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996).
Please sign this petition and share with others https://www.acdp.org.za/petition-against-who-treaty/ “
The Action 4 Freedom petition can be viewed and signed at the following link: https://action4freedom.com/news/f/petition-against-who-treaty
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