- The Economic Freedom Fighters have outright rejected the relaxation of lockdown restrictions
- In a statement issued by the EFF on Thursday, the party condemned the call to open up certain parts of the economy
- The Red Berets insist that the government has stumbled at such a crucial moment in the fight against Covid-19
The Economic Freedom Fighters have outright rejected the decision to relax lockdown restrictions despite continued increases in the number of Covid-19 cases in SA.
Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa had addressed the nation to announce that cinemas, restaurants and personal care services would be allowed to open after three months of lockdown.
But the EFF is not in the least bit impressed with this call, adamant that Ramaphosa is an 'incoherent man who does not know what he is doing':
"As Ramaphosa stumbles in conceding to the demands of white-monopoly capital, he undermines the very purpose of the lockdown, restricting certain activities illogically as he has basically reopened society."
The party is adamant that the government is throwing scientific advice to the wind and favouring hidden interests instead:
"The EFF has argued consistently that the only basis for relaxing lockdown conditions must be scientific and aligned with the decrease of positive cases of Covid-19 and deaths. The incoherence of the Mennel's project that occupies the Office of the President is precisely because he bases the reopening of the economy on profit-orientated interests and not on the protection of life."
Slamming Ramaphosa for condemning alcohol abuse amid increasing crime, the EFF insists that he should reinstate the ban:
"We are not moved by Ramaphosa's weak attempts at moral redemption. If the President wants to redeem himself, he must reinstate the ban on alcohol and stop the senseless easing of lockdown regulations which are incoherent, unscientific and tantamount to genocide."
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