- Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has addressed the nation on the updated lockdown regulations
- South Africans have since reacted to her speech online with hilarious memes
- Many had an issue with the minister speaking in Zulu while others giggled over her comments about nightclubs
South Africans were briefed on the new Level 2 lockdown regulations which were gazetted this week after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa would move down a level.
In his address on Sunday, Ramaphosa had said that alcohol and cigarettes would be allowed to go on sale again and many parts of the economy would be opening up.
Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma began by addressing the challenges the South Africans faced under lockdown, which included the economy, education and daily life.
Taking to social media, South Africans reacted to Dlamini-Zuma's address with hilarious memes.
Some laughed at the minster's comments about nightclubs while others were fuming about Dlamini-Zuma speaking in isiZulu. Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the reactions:
Twitter user, @lindandaba922, commented:
"UNkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is like that family friend who likes calling the shots during a family gathering. #Level2regulations"
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that South Africans rejoiced as President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the country would move down to Level 2 of lockdown.
However, according to the president, this doesn't mean people can be careless now. The head of state on Monday warned that SA could see another wave of infections, as many other countries have during the pandemic.
This would mean that stricter regulations could be reimposed should a second wave hit South Africa. The president wrote in a letter on Monday:
"There is always a chance of a resurgence of the disease. If we ever need a stark reminder of the need for vigilance, we should look to recent events thousands of kilometres away in New Zealand.
"Three months since the country was declared coronavirus-free, New Zealand is once again under lockdown. Although the latest outbreak was of relatively few cases, the government swiftly re-imposed lockdown restrictions.
"Similar restrictions have had to be reimposed in several parts of Europe as they experience a ‘second wave’ of infections. These experiences show just how swiftly things can change when it comes to Covid-19."
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