Presidency: No state of emergency regulations draft for SA yet

It's reported the national defense force held a workshop in October for an urgent input into the regulations which were first drafted in 2016.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Presidency says it has not given instruction to the Sandf to draft regulations for a state of emergency in the country.

According to a copy of the proposed laws seen by the _Rapport _newspaper, the national defense force held a workshop in October for an urgent input into the regulations which were first drafted in 2016.

The proposed regulations give security officers the authority to cut all communication channels, including internet access, should the president declare a state of emergency.

Presidency spokesperson Bongani Nqulunga said: “There is nobody in the Presidency who gave an instruction about a state of emergency and the first time we learned about this was when we read the report.”