- Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu is once again in the spotlight amid the Covid-19 lockdown
- This time, Zulu has enraged by saying she had not had a clue how the lockdown would affect the nation's poor
- Previously, Zulu had come under fire for controversial regulations concerning food relief distribution
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has attracted immense criticism after displaying her 'naivety' amid a national crisis.
Addressing allegations of her department's lack of preparedness to tackle the Covid-19 crisis, Zulu has indicated that she had no clue as to how drastically the lockdown would affect vulnerable SA citizens.
This comment has not been met with sympathy despite the unprecedented circumstances, with Zulu attracting fierce criticism from politicians and the public alike.
DA Shadow Minister of Social Development, Bridget Masango, had previously raised the alarm over Zulu's plan to restrict food donations, Briefly.co.za reported. This restrictions were later declared a violation of basic rights by the South African Human Rights Commission.
Now, Masango has lashed out over the latest questionable display of failed leadership:
“This has not been the first time the Minister has put her foot in her mouth during the pandemic. During the early stages of the lockdown, Minister Zulu posted on Instagram that she had a hard time staying at home and that the ‘[Coronavirus] must go away’.
The South African reports that the opposition party is now calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to show Zulu the door:
“Minister Zulu is not fit for purpose and she has shown nothing but disdain for the poor and vulnerable. Her apologies are hollow and do not mean anything for the millions of South Africans whose dignity she has disregarded. The DA calls on President Ramaphosa to do the right thing and remove Minister Zulu from office.”
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