- Former EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is furious over efforts to provide poor communities with soap
- Charity drives have seen some, including Premier David Makhura, entering townships to hand out supplies
- Ndlozi slammed the efforts, adamant that it would see the coronavirus spread in vulnerable communities
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is outraged that some individuals have been entering poor communities to hand out soap amid the coronavirus pandemic.
While the intentions are good, the former EFF spokesperson insists that this will serve to spread the virus in these communities:
"Did you see anyone distribute soap in China? We must ALL be under quarantine! STAY AT HOME! You are the ones who are going to spread the virus! JUST STAY AT HOME PLEASE. As things stand there is no virus to wash in the townships! You are the ones who are going to bring it! STOP!"
Ndlozi went as far as calling for the arrest of Gauteng Premier David Makhura, who had joined the campaign:
"Can David Makhura and Yusuf Abramjee be arrested for spearheading a volunteer campaign into Townships doing SOAP door to door. Restrictions do not allow. They are a risk to the spread of the coronavirus. QUARANTINE is the ONLY way to defeat the virus!"
The EFF politician questioned why President Cyril Ramaphosa would allow the behaviour in the first place:
Here is Gauteng Premier David Makhura spreading coronavirus... why is Cyril Ramaphosa allowing this? Why has he not been recalled or why have police not went in to stop this nonsense! Restrictions don’t allow this!"
Briefly.co.za reported that the EFF had recently condemned citizens for failing to adhere to the call to quarantine, especially those who were still taking children to busy public places like malls.
The party had called for citizens to reduce their movements and stay at home in a bid to limit the spread of the virus.
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