So here is an interesting story, the ANC government is drawing up draft regulations to declare a state of emergency in South Africa.
Also to remember is that South Africa recently stated it wants to be removed from the International Criminal court. So no more criminal court and then we have the president with the powers to declare a state of emergency.
This also gives the average corrupt policeman or average “law enforcement official” the right to act with their own judgement.
It gives law enforcement the ability to arrest people freely based on their judgement, to search property without search warrents.
You also know how the South African government hates negeative speech or news against it. Well if South Africa were to go in a state of emergency the government can cut the internet and even put of cellphones of areas or the entire country.
So who is in charge of this declaration of the state of emergency you may ask?
The president. Our current president Jacob Zuma has the power to declare a state of emergency. Now, he has not done that yet which is positive but the preperation it could spell bad news for South Africa. Does he want to use it to stay in power?
Only the president can call a state of emergency under current scenarios of invation of another country. He can also call it under a revolt where people turn against the government or if there is a natural disaster.