Human Rights Office Slams South Africa's 'Toxic Lockdown Culture'

The United Nations Human Rights Office has said that the nation has created a "toxic lockdown culture" through heavy-handed and aggressive implementation by law enforcement. The message came after UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet emphasised that emergency powers "should not be a weapon governments can wield to quash dissent, control the population, and even perpetuate their time in power".

Police and soldiers deployed to enforce the Covid-19 lockdown.

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