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Arguing for Dlamini-Zuma, advocate Marumo Moerane told the full bench of the court that the appropriate and just remedy in the matter would be to give the minister directives on information and factors to be reconsidered, instead of issuing a declaratory order.
“That would serve to ensure that should the ban, on further reconciliation be deemed necessary, the public health gains for the last few months would not be undone.”
Moerane insisted that the minister acted within her powers and those of the executive when the decision had to be made “swiftly” to avoid overburdening the health system.
However, Arnold Subel for Fita dismissed the request for reconsideration saying they knew the factors the minister relied on, saying such should only be allowed if evidence or circumstances change.
He said there should be no further delays in the matter, adding that the court would be justified in making a declaratory