Coronavirus lockdown: EFF vows to visit businesses who don't comply

Coronavirus lockdown: EFF vows to visit businesses who don't comply

- The Economic Freedom Fighters have promised to pay 'special visits' to companies not observing regulations

- This comes as the nationwide shutdown limits business to essential services only

- The Red Berets have called on branches to clamp down on businesses during this period

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The Economic Freedom Fighters intend to make it very difficult for businesses operating illegally during the 21-day lockdown.

The party called on both branches and members to pay a visit to SA Breweries among many others to ensure they comply with the order.

The EFF is adamant that the company is not providing an essential service and would, therefore, shut down during the period that begins on Thursday evening:

"We call on all EFF Regions to visit the South African Brewery (SAB) firms within their region and ensure they are shutdown. SAB does not provide an essential service and as such should adhere to the rules of the National Lockdown."

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The EFF called on citizens to provide them with the details of companies that are forcing employees to work during the shutdown:

"We call on all employees, who are being forced to work during this #NationalLockdown or to sign leave forms to send us a DM on Twitter with the company name and address. So that we can give them a Nice Special Visit. Not all services are essential services." reported that the EFF had slammed parents who were still risking taking children to busy shopping complexes during this time.

The party urged citizens to heed the call to practice social distancing especially when it comes to the youth who are at high risk of contracting the coronavirus.

Leader Julius Malema recently voiced his support for the current campaign against the virus, warning businesses that this was not the time to put profit ahead of people.

The lockdown will officially come into effect at midnight on Thursday, with a moment of silence to be observed from 18:00 - 18:30.

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