- President Cyril Ramaphosa's address on Wednesday evening left South Africans feeling somewhat lost
- Ramaphosa indicated that the nation would be moving to Level 3 lockdown, but failed to commit to a date other than the end of May
- South African politicians weighed in with their views on the matter, as a general sense of unease settled in
President Cyril Ramaphosa has addressed the nation, putting forward no real change to the current lockdown situation in South Africa.
Briefly.co.za reported that Ramaphosa had confirmed SA would be moving to Level 3 lockdown, but only at the end of May and only certain regions.
EFF politician Mbuyiseni Ndlozi commented on the address, saying that Ramaphosa had left the nation feeling somewhat lost.
"I think we can all agree, that we are united in being lost after the address."
EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu jabbed that citizens would have to wait until a later stage to hear what the true translation of the speech would be.
"I guess we will have to wait for the translation of what was said by de facto."
Herman Mashaba questioned why provinces with low Covid-19 infections would be kept at Level 4, calling for the economy to be opened and commenting that.
"The only thing that was clear to me coming from that briefing, was that the South African people will spend the next few weeks with even greater uncertainty, many wondering when they will be able to resume work and feed their families. What exactly did Cyril Ramaphosa clarify?"
Democratic Alliance MP Dean Macpherson put forward that the government does not have a clear exit path when it comes to ending the current lockdown.
"Ramaphosa is so all-in on the lockdown that he has no concrete exit strategy."
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