- The effort to distribute as much information on the coronavirus as possible to as many people as possible has been overwhelming at times
- However, the government's latest attempt to appeal to citizens has come off more than just a little cringe
- Even Mmusi Maimane wants to know who greenlighted this awkward video clip
A short clip containing information on the current coronavirus pandemic sure has done its job in so far as capturing people's attention.
However, the video is turning heads for all the wrong reason as people seem to find it more cringeworthy than anything that has surfaced to date.
Even the usually outspoken One South Africa leader Mmusi Maimane was indignant over what seemed more like a low-budget music video than an informative clip on a serious virus.
Maimane questioned who had awarded the tender to produce the clip, shelling out critical funding in the process. The politician quoted JJ Tabane, whose reaction he felt fit in with his feelings over the situation:
"It is a disgrace, it is truly a disgrace. I just don't have the words."
Maimane was not the only person who felt this clip should not have seen the light of day, even if the performers clearly sang for their dinner.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that over 300 Stellenbosch University students had sacrificed their impromptu break to help the nation tackle the coronavirus.
From working in call centres to medical undergraduates giving medical officials a helping hand, their decision to spend this time boosting SA's response to the pandemic has been applauded.
Numerous citizens shared their opinions on the clip, take a look at just a few of them below:
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