Is the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) a properly established, constituted and authorised body, exercising powers delegated to it by the President and countersigned by Cabinet as required by the Constitution?
Or is it a co-ordinating body with no legal authority?
The answer to this question is likely to determine whether past and future decisions (by the NCCC) are lawful. If not, it’s doubtful whether Cabinet is empowered to ratify an unlawful decision by an unlawful body.
These are some of the issues raised by advocates Nazeer Cassim SC and Erin-Dianne Richards in a letter to the president and they want answers by Monday