- President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation on Monday evening on the coronavirus
- The head of state stood the nation up last night and it did not sit well with Mzansi social media users
- Tweeps have since called on President Ramaphosa to shut South Africa down
After South Africans waited for hours on President Cyril Ramaphosa last night, the ANC announced that the head of state will address Mzansi on Monday evening.
However, while South Africans are anxiously awaiting the president's comments on the coronavirus - which has since infected 402 people in SA - they have made some pleas on social media.
It resulted in #ShutdownSouthAfrica trending on Twitter. Many felt that Ramaphosa should lock the country down while some only used the hashtag to share funny memes.
We took a look at some of the #ShutdownSouthAfrica posts:
Social media user, @lunga09917808, said:
"Shut down the country Mr President, how do we social distance if we have to go to work, catch buses and taxis every day. #shutdownsouthafrica"
Another tweep, @NoxoloMkhize_N, commented:
"This is why we call for South Africa to shut down ASAP, before it spreads to informal settlements and rural areas. We need to shut down before winter comes or it will be over. People are going to die. #Covid_19SA #CoronavirusInSA #shutdownsouthafrica"
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported Nelson Mandela's grandson, Ndaba, has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.
Ndaba announced he had the coronavirus in an Instagram post. However, he got roasted for not taking the matter seriously and later removed one of the clips.
He is heard saying:
"I got my test results back, and they tested positive. I have the 'rona, yo! The 'rona! Can you believe that? The 'rona!"
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