- President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a 21-day lockdown, but not all South Africans will remain at home
- Essential workers will be required to be on duty and the SANDF and SAPS will ensure that law and order is maintained
- South Africans were introduced to 12 of these heroes in a batch of inspirational social media posts
Heroes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and from different backgrounds.
Nowhere will this become more apparent than in South Africa during the 21-day lockdown.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported on which items would be deemed as essential goods during the period.
Of course, not all South Africans will remain at home and those who are bound to protect and serve will be working to ensure the country doesn't come to a complete standstill.
Briefly.co.za became aware of 12 of these heroes following some inspirational Facebook posts via the #ImStaying group.
Ilske Werner works in the SANDF as a medical technologist. Her experience in the medical sector and work in the military could prove vital in the fight to curb the Covid19 crisis.
Police officers will also help to enforce the president's orders and Christine Mostert will be on hand to ensure that order and calm is maintained.
Natascha Cowan is on the other end of the spectrum, running a small business, which will likely be closed during the shutdown.
Although there might be big financial implications for the business, Natascha generously provided food parcels to her team.
Ma Zo Bi urged South Africans to pray for medical professionals during this challenging time.
At the same time, he vowed to serve his country with pride.
Colinho Cosbi Monoge falls into the essential workers category as he works for Eskom.
It will be crucial that the power utility runs as smoothly as possible, considering so many South Africans will be forced to remain indoors.
Of course, certain retail stores will be open to enable South Africans to purchase food and other essential goods.
A cashier by the name of Goitsimang committed to giving his all to ensure South Africans have access to fresh food every day.
A number of other heroes working within other sectors introduced themselves as well.
The remaining 12 can be seen below, but the roads will be filled with those who have South Africa's best interest at heart.
We pay our respects and thank all those people putting their lives on the line for South Africa.
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