- South Africa is divided after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country would move to lockdown level 2
- Some people are happy that alcohol and cigarette sales are on again but many are unhappy with how the ANC has handled the lockdown
- A new hashtag was trending on social media, #VoetsekCyril, which people used to vent their frustration with the ANC and Ramaphosa
South Africans were relieved when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa would move to lockdown level 2.
What made a lot of people happy was that alcohol and cigarette sakes would resume. However, Mzansi is divided over how the ANC has handled the lockdown.
A new hashtag was trending on Sunday, 16 August, people were using #VoetsekCyril to vent on social media.
Here are some reactions from South Africans who are not happy with Ramaphosa and the ANC. Particularly in regards to the damage done to the country under the strict lockdown restrictions.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that 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.
In other news, President Cyril Ramaphosa has once again addressed South Africa on the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown that has been in place since
March. Ramaphosa noted that, while infection rates are slowing, over 11 000 citizens have lost their battle with the virus since the first case was announced.
The president says that every indication points to SA having already reached peak infections with projections showing positive signs for the nation's progress.
The president announced that SA will be moving to Level 2 of the lockdown with effect from Monday evening at midnight.
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