A lot of South Africans welcomed level five of the national lockdown saying it was justified as the country was preparing itself for the Covid-19 pandemic.

There have been several court challenges against level three and level four of the lockdown by the business community who are claiming that continued lockdown extensions are hurting the economy.

The Liberty Fighters Network led by their President brought an urgent challenge to lockdown level three and four in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday.

They said little or no regard was given to the extent of the impact of individual regulations on the Constitutional rights of people and whether the extent of the limitations of their rights was justifiable.

The judge then declared lockdown level three and four unconstitutional and Invalid. South Africa moved on to lockdown level three on 1 June. Selling of alcohol was also permitted during level three.

The judge also ordered that the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to formulate changes to the regulations within 14 days.