ConCourt Has Dismissed Direct Request By Maimane’s OSA To Delay Reopening Schools

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On Friday the South African Constitutional Court dismissed the direct request by Mmusi Maimane’s One South Africa (OSA) Movement to delay the reopening of schools.

The ruling stated that the application was dismissed due to it not being in the interest of justice at that stage.

OSA says that it respects the decision made by the ConCourt. It says that the ruling did not dismiss the suggestions made by OSA, but rather contested whether it was the appropriate court to approach.

The movement says that it is still looking towards the suspension of the reopening of schools by 60 days. They also expect the government to provide evidence of a readiness and implementation plan under the supervision of a court or an independent supervisory body.

OSA says it maintains that schools are not ready to open and that its legal team will consider available options which includes approaching the High Court.