Mzansi has mixed feelings about ' helpful' volunteers in Diepsloot

Mzansi has mixed feelings about ' helpful' volunteers in Diepsloot

- Yusuf Abramjee has organised volunteers to hand out thousands of bars of soap

- His humanitarian efforts were not welcomed on social media and he was accused of breaking the law and endangering people

- Social media users rejected his efforts and those of Gauteng Premier David Makhura

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South African's are not sold on the idea of going into townships to 'help' the people there. A lot of people are worried that the road to hell is paved in good intentions and this might very well be the case.

Citizens are worried that the volunteers and putting themselves and others at risk and might inadvertently spread the virus to the most vulnerable.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura was among the volunteers handing out soap he urged people to practice the safety measures that President Ramaphosa advised.

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Briefly.co.za learned that Twitter has been inundated with posts of people imploring Yusaf Abramjee to recall his volunteers and practice safe social distancing.

The volunteers are handing out thousands of bars of soap as part of the COVID-19 Action Group.

Some social media users took offence to Yusuf for thinking that the people in Diepsloot need soap, as if they were dirty or ignorant.

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Others felt that this was in direct conflict with the calls for social distancing.

In other news, South Africans were not pleased with Lindiwe Zulu after she was caught on camera saying how she struggles to stay at home. A lot of South Africans do not feel that leaders are leading by example.

"I'm finding it difficult to stay at home! Virus, just go away, please leave us alone - we have a life to live."

Deliberately going out because you're bored or don't like staying home sends the wrong message.

The video has had hundreds of retweets and at the time of writing this article 1000 likes.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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