Covid-19: Ramaphosa slammed over selfies minus the social distancing

Covid-19: Ramaphosa slammed over selfies minus the social distancing

- President Cyril Ramaphosa has come under fire for failing to practise social distancing despite urging South Africans to do the same

- The heat was turned way up on the statesman after he stopped to take selfies during the Covid-19 lockdown

- This comes at a time where the President is receiving heaps of praise for 'leading by example' during the crisis

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President Cyril Ramaphosa may have somewhat shot himself in the foot after obliging a citizen for a selfie in Rosebank on Sunday.

After happily treating his fellow South African to a snap, Ramaphosa has come under intense criticism for failing to practise social distancing.

With the Covid-19 lockdown keeping the nation mostly behind doors for over 50 days, Ramaphosa has been applauded by international bodies for leading SA by example.

Nevertheless, citizens aren't impressed with the politician after a video surfaced on social media showing a mask-donning Ramaphosa standing a little too close to two joggers.

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Apparently, in the excitement of the moment, Ramaphosa forgot his own constant warnings over keeping a safe distance from other people amid the outbreak.

With South Africans under immense strain during the current lockdown it seems the lapse in judgement failed to amuse many.

Briefly.co.za reported that Ramaphosa had highlighted the state's understanding that restrictions must be relaxed to Level 3.

This migration, the president promised, is a priority with numerous consultations over the move held over the past few days.

With less than two weeks until the end of the month left, SA is chafing at the bit to start returning to life as normal.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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