- A video went viral as it revealed a group of residents having a street braai during the nationwide lockdown
- Some admired the residents for having a good time, while applying social distancing
- Others were angered by the footage and questioned why the authorities did not take action
A group of residents went viral on social media after a video emerged of them enjoying a communal braai in their street.
Although some were lounging on their properties, others spilled over onto the sidewalk and into the road.
Following the nationwide lockdown imposed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africans need to strictly abide by the new regulations.
One of the major health precautions is that of social distancing.
As a result of the lockdown and laws that go with it, face-to-face socialising has been frowned upon.
However, the residents seemed to have come up with an innovative way of maintaining the social aspect, while still remaining on their properties.
Numerous social media users therefore admired their ingenuity. However, others were disgusted by what they saw.
Briefly.co.za gathered that many South Africans were incensed as they viewed the actions as a contravention and questioned where the authorities were.
The time and location could not be verified, but one of the tweeps identified the area as being within George, Western Cape.
Cerwin (@Cerwin53488200) admired the festivities:
"Good example of social distancing, it's a pity the rest of the country cant follow simple orders."
Kobus meyer (@kobus_0_meyer) hated what he saw:
"This is an example of systemic racism. Generational wealth accumulation & apartheid spatial planning makes this seem "innocent" in isolation. But contrast that with security force reactions in townships."
The Peasant (@ThePeasant14) said,
"This is called “Defiance “ to the laws of the land by some arrogant and entitled group , now SAPS should arrest these “law breakers” without fear and with the same energy as was done to that “Pretoria guy” who was bragging drinking alcohol in the streets."
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