- With the nation entering Level 4 lockdown for the first time on Friday, the future seems uncertain
- President Cyril Ramaphosa's plan to ease restrictions gradually has received immense support from South Africans
- 74% Of readers who participated in the poll were certain Ramaphosa's approach will prove successful
President Cyril Ramaphosa's plan to gradually relax the current coronavirus restrictions has received immense public support.
Briefly.co.za asked readers if they thought that the plan to slowly ease the lockdown was going to work when it comes to limiting the spread of Covid-19.
74% Of the citizens who participated in the poll revealed that they had total confidence in Ramaphosa's decision.
When asked why they held their respective opinions, readers weighed in with their reasons for either supporting or rejecting the plan.
Johannes Tshukudu explained why he disagreed with relaxing the lockdown prematurely.
"I think that may cause the virus to spread fast, since some extra shops maybe opened we will flock into those shops and, as far as I understand, the virus likes winter and we are all going to have flu now."
Rathna Padayachee called for harsh punishments to be dished out for citizens who fail to take caution.
"Yes he is a very intelligent man he knows what's best for the nation. SA is not going to be the same again, wearing of masks should be gazetted and people not wearing masks should be fined. Some people are taking it very lightly they are still walking in groups and they don't care."
Selby Boitshepo said that the president's strained expression had been an emotional sight.
"All I can say its that I feel sorry for my president he is always tired no rest for the sake of his people. Last night I nearly cried he was shaking as a sign that his hands are full and it is a must. May God of Abraham give him strength all will pass."
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