- Mzansi celebs have amplified their calls for government to close schools amid the Covid-19 lockdown
- Veteran actress Rami Chuene has suggested that it is now time to address the issue following President Cyril Ramaphosa's latest nation address
- Songstress Simphiwe Dana said government is playing 'Russian roulette' with children's lives
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Mzansi celebs have amplified their calls for government to close schools amid the Covid-19 lockdown. Rami Chuene, Mona Monyane and Simphiwe Dana are among the entertainers who have urged Mzansi government to reverse the decision to open schools during the outbreak.
Veteran actress Rami Chuene has suggested that it is now time to address the issue following President Cyril Ramaphosa's latest nation address on Sunday.
"Now that we’ve sobered up, the issue with our children being back at school...? Are we ever gonna address it? Everyone must stay home except students? Okay."
The Isono actress wants the children to stay at home as well.
Songstress Simphiwe Dana pleaded with government to close schools. She said government is playing 'Russian roulette' with children's lives. Simphiwe believes that the kids are "bringing this virus home".
"Please close schools down. You’re playing Russian roulette with our kids’ lives and by extension our lives. @lesufi pls focus on gazetting this. Our kids are bringing this virus home."
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Actress Mona Monyane also believes that the reopening of schools is a "bad" move.
"Kids infect each other anyway, pandemic aside... Flu, pneumonia, chicken pox etc... With an overwhelmed health system, where will parents take them when they fall sick? Come on!"
In other school news related to Covid-19, Briefly.co.za reported that Kelly Khumalo also revealed that she is uncomfortable about sending her kids back to school.
The singer took to social media to add her two cents on the issue of opening of schools amid the Covid-19 pandemic in Mzansi. Kelly tweeted:
"I don’t know how I feel about my kids going back to school, I’m uncomfortable."
Some parents have opted to keep their bundles of joy at home while some have decided to heed government's call and send theirs back to school. Ramaphosa explained a few weeks ago that it was not compulsory for parents to send their kids to school when they opened under Level 3 lockdown.
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