- South African news broadcasting personality Leanne Manas has taken to Twitter to share her thoughts on Monday night's presidential address
- In her tweet she pleaded with South Africans to adhere to Covid-19 regulations, adding that President Cyril Ramaphosa had literally begged SA to do so
- Her tweet received over 10 000 reactions from South Africans who whole-heartedly agreed with her
President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Monday this week about updated Covid-19 regulations in the country. A visibly emotional Ramaphosa announced that SA would be moving to Level 3 lockdown. Leanne Manas recently took to her Twitter page to share her thoughts on the address.
"I have never seen a president cry or show this much emotion during an address. He is literally begging us to take care.
"Please please South Africa look after yourselves and those around you. We need to take responsibility for our own actions now! #level3 #Covid19SA," wrote Manas in the sombre tweet.
South Africans had this to say about the tweet:
"CJ, your prayer will be answered. All those who are the cause of these huge numbers of deaths will be punished. Poorest die because of poor healthcare facilities."
"Nope. CJ will contribute to deaths by spreading rumours regarding the vaccines. His day of judgment will also come. Will be interesting to know if he’ll be able to spin him out of that one as well."
"It was painful and too personal seeing him cry #cyril #FamilyMeeting."
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has once again addressed his 'fellow South Africans' amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Ramaphosa said that the nation is now 'paying the price' for behaviour over the festive season that has seen over 50 000 new infections over the past few days alone.
Social gatherings, the consumption of alcohol and failure to follow non-pharmaceutical protocols were highlighted as the major drivers of the wave.
Hospitals are balking under the pressure of both the pandemic and trauma patients, including motor vehicle accidents. Ramaphosa noted this strain as unnecessary, confirming that many hospitals are either operating at full capacity or filling up fast.
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