Vaccine mandate case date awaited — SA Christian Forum

Bishop Marothi Mashashane, leader of the South African Christian Forum

The South African Christian Forum (SACF} is expecting to be notified soon of a date for the hearing of its urgent application to the Constitutional Court to interdict the government from making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory.

“The case has been referred to the acting chief justice to give directives including the set down date,” Bishop Marothi Mashashane the leader of the SACF told Gateway News this morning.

He said that other religious and community organisations have joined the case in support of their motion, and they have been informed by the state attorneys of their intention to oppose their application as instructed by their clients, the state presidency and cabinet.

The forum, which represents more than 300 churches, filed papers in the apex court last week, claiming mandatory vaccination raises a threat to South Africa’s constitutional democracy and the Bill of Rights.

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They have also asked the court to interdict the government from depriving or limiting access or benefits to un-vaccinated citizens.

In an affidavit accompanying the application Mashashane said the forum’s case was not about a “for or against the vaccine” debate, but about the freedom to choose.

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