The lockdown has many South Africans feeling many different ways. While some are happy with the way government has handled the spread of Covid-19, others have strong words for Ramaphosa and his leadership. Briefly asked its readers what they would say to the president during the lockdown.
Let's start with the bad:
Facebook user Jennifer Anne Meiring said:
"Ruining our lives. Stressful of no work and lockdown is already stressful now you have made it worse by banning cigarettes. The stress is now unbearable. Number of cases increasing more and more. Ban is pointless, it's not affecting the numbers."
Manny Safane said:
"I will tell him to resign and his cabinet, because they oppressed our human rights. They don't even have public hearings."
Basetsana Dikobe said:
"I would tell him that my mom didn't get paid her salary this month, and was told her contract is terminated before the agreed date. And then her employer told her that she can apply for the pension fund that the ANC government promised."
Bhekah Daniel Khoza said:
"I'll tell him to go to HELL."
On a more positive note, others were happy with the president and his team. Facebook user Joyce Mathabo Adoro said:
"Just thank you so much for protecting us. He's so brave, yes he sometimes had a rough day of panic but always come out to face the world. This thing is not his fault."
Msiyana Duka Omhle Poko said:
"Nothing at all, except to say you've done a GREAT JOB so far MR. PRESIDENT with your TEAM. Now the rest is up to us as CITIZENS now to respond to your CALL or let the VIRUS take CONTROL of our lives and pay consequences for that. STOP complaining all the time."
Emilia Mamombe said:
"I would ask him to adopt Zimbabwe as a whole and become our step father. Thank you."
Adopt Zimbabwe? Now what would Ramaphosa say to that?
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