South Africans are enduring an extended lockdown at the moment and the situation is undeniably taking its toll. Briefly.co.za takes a look at some politicians who are thinking outside of the box in a bid to help citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.
South African politicians are leading the fight against the coronavirus in a very real sense but some have found creative ways of providing relief during this time.
Briefly.co.za explores who has been trying in their own ways to push the nation forward:
1. Panyaza Lesufi
This Gauteng MEC has long been lauded for his swift action when it comes to learners in crisis and the coronavirus pandemic has been no exception.
Lesufi has been determined to help the vulnerable during this national crisis, from ensuring the homeless have a place to go to ensuring they learn some soft skills for when the lockdown lifts.
The MEC has mobilised society to contribute in an attempt to make sure citizens aren't left behind during these difficult times.
2. Herman Mashaba
Although the launch of his long-awaited political party has been put on ice for the time being, Herman Mashaba is still hard at work doing what he can for society in the meantime.
Mashaba has long been involved with the victims of the Lily Mine tragedy and didn't forget them during this time.
The former Joburg mayor recently brought groceries for the victims and even got Spar on board to bolster his efforts.
Briefly.co.za reported that Mashaba had vowed to pursue private prosecution in a bid to help the families.
3. The Economic Freedom Fighters
The Red Berets have been fierce advocates of staying home to prevent the spread of the virus and they have gotten creative when it comes to helping South Africans during this time.
The party mobilised the EFF Political Education initiative to encourage political learning, with Floyd Shivamba, Naledi Chirwa and many other members joining the effort to teach while the nation is on pause.
4. Phumzile Van Damme
The national lockdown is a stressful time but the Democratic Alliance's Phumzile Van Damme has been doing the most to spread some cheer.
Followers are treated to a dose of daily good news as Van Damme reminds South Africans that, even during dark times, there is still happiness if you look hard enough.
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