- President Cyril Ramaphosa has once again addressed the nation on the Covid-19 pandemic
- Announcing that schools would close and that corruption would be harshly punished, Ramaphosa updated SA on the situation
- Citizen weighed in with their views on the president's address during the crisis
President Cyril Ramaphosa has once again addressed the nation and South Africans have weighed in on the updates provided by the nation's leader.
Citizens had mixed feelings over the decision to allow Grade 12 and 7 learners to return to school at a time when infections are expected to be at peak levels.
The decision to close only public schools was met with uproar, with many feeling that those lucky enough to be in private schooling continuing to receive their education would have an unfair advantage.
As for promises that the government would root out corruption in relation to Covid-19 funding, Mzansi couldn't help but voice their disbelief.
With the State Capture Inquiry a glaring show of how politicians can loot public coffers and seemingly get away with it, not many bought Ramaphosa's promises.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Ramaphosa had announced that the 2020 academic year would be extended past the end of the year.
Schools will close on 27 July and reopen on 24 August with a few exceptions. The current academic year will be extended past the end of 2020.
Grade 12 learners will only have a 1-week break and will be returning on 3 August, while Grade 7 learners will return on 10 August.
Touching on corruption with regards to the immense Covid-19 relief funds, Ramaphosa listed a seemingly never-ending number of ways individuals have pocketed during the crisis.
"Corruption puts lives at risk, particularly at this time."
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