- Dr Zweli Mkhize shared an informative video, which featured Dr Ntuthuko Mdlalose, who has been treating Covid-19 patients
-Mdlalose warned South Africans of the rising deaths and urged everyone to stay home
-The social media post was not well received and Mkhize was roasted for his efforts
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has been keeping the nation updated on the spread and impact of the coronavirus.
Mkhize has often sent educated and cautioned the public on the threat of Covid-19 and shared another video in this regard on Wednesday.
Via his Twitter handle, Mkhize shared a video featuring Dr Ntuthuko Mdlalose, who has been treating Covid-19 patients.
The message from the two doctors was clear - due to the ever increasing infection rate and number of deaths the public was urged to stay home.
The video can be viewed below.
Briefly.co.za noted that the message was taken with a pinch of salt, as the minister was mocked for his efforts.
Many accused the government of sending mixed messages and corruption.
Melody (@fabulousmelody) said,
"You want us to stay at home but the kids go to school? Balance me quick."
Street_Economist (@Teboho_Ranks) added,
"Aren't the jokes writing themselves! And you complicit in sacrificing kids and teachers."
Babbette Shaw (@babbette563) said,
"We had 26 yeas to grow this country.. healthcare, education, eliminate poverty, build up townships with proper sanitation but No! @MYANC didn’t do that. Corruption was the order of two decades instead. Now we dig graves as an indirect result."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Dr Zweli Mkhize said schools cannot be closed forever because even in 2021 Covid-19 will still be around.
The minister said the country needs to balance between saving lives and proceeding with the necessary activities.
An education expert, however, said there needs to be a revision of the curriculum.
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