- Due to the coronavirus, poverty is at an all-time high so Marc Lottering partnered with The Voice SA winner Craig Lucas in a song pleading for the president's help
- The song features a music video in which different people can be seen speaking about the effects poverty has had on them during the national lockdown
- Inspired by people of the Cape Flats, the song and video, which have been circulating on social media, touched the hearts of thousands
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South African people are no strangers to poverty and are quite used to a life of struggle. The coronavirus pandemic, however, has meant that people who are at the bottom of the food chain have had to face more struggles now than ever before.
When the national lockdown first began, president Cyril Ramaphosa promised to provide the people with a social grant to help combat their struggle to feed themselves. Many poor South Africans however, have not seen a cent of that money.
In a bid to shine a light on the people who seemed to have been forgotten during this global crisis, Marc Lottering and The Voice SA winner, Craig Lucas, came together and produced a touching song in the hopes of reaching our president.
Watch the video below.
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As expected, the song, which includes in the lyrics, "Is this how it goes then, wake up and wait to die", resonates with thousands of South Africans who flooded the Facebook post which was made by Good Hope FM.
Here are some of their comments.
Audrey Jacobs said:
"Sad that we have to go through these means of media to get the message across to our president. Maybe this message will get to President Cyril. The people President Cyril appointed to his CABINET are not for the people but rather for themselves; most of them are corrupt, just some must learn to do it undercover. But our communities are suffering, how does a mother say to her child, 'Sorry my child, we don't have anything to eat'."
While Franray Klink had this to say,
"Wow... No words... Just wow!!! I sincerely hope Mr President and the rest of the South African ministers will soon wake up and feel tremendous shame for what they doing to our country and our starving people."
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Briefly.co.za previously reported that The African Development Bank (AfDB) has predicted that about 49 million Africans could be pushed into poverty due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. It added that Western and Central African countries are more likely to be hit by poverty.
The AfDB has, however, projected that the economy is likely to rebound in the year 2021.
As per a report by graphic.com.gh, it went on to say that Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) could contract by 3.4% in 2020. Briefly.co.za understands that the figures were included in a variation of the bank’s African Economic Outlook, which was originally published before the outbreak of Covid-19.
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