'Happy New Year': Ramaphosa's speech prompts celebration in Mzansi

'Happy New Year': Ramaphosa's speech prompts celebration in Mzansi

- South Africans are feeling so happy about the easing of restrictions to lockdown Level 2 that it almost feels like New Year's Eve for some

- Smokers will finally be able to enjoy their vice in peace from Monday at midnight and liquor being unbanned makes for double the celebrations in Mzansi

- Citizens seem to have breathed a collective sigh of relief after President Cyril Ramaphosa's address

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Mzansi is rejoicing after the Covid-19 national lockdown, which has been in place since March, was shifted to Level 2 on Saturday evening.

President Cyril Ramaphosa's speech seems to have been warmly welcomed by citizens after a long week of discontent ahead of his address.

The news that tobacco and liquor have been unbanned prompted such joy that 'Happy New Year' was trending on social media.


Ramaphosa announced the long awaited lifting of the tobacco and liquor bans. Image: GCIS/ Flickr
Source: UGC

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The nation's favourite groove spots will be opening soon and the anticipation is almost tangible in Mzansi.

While the risk of a resurgence in cases remains, citizens are taking the happy moments as they come on this long and difficult journey.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that multiple political and social groups had been calling for a relaxation of the lockdown in favour of allowing the economy to begin recovering from the impact of the pandemic.

With Ramaphosa announcing that nearly all economic activities are now finally permitted to resume, South Africans have a skip in their step as they head towards a hopefully brighter future.

From inter-provincial travel being unlocked to the most stubborn bans lifted, the president's address has hit the spot for SA.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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