- Siv Ngesi was not impressed with President Cyril Ramaphosa's crying during his national address
- Ngesi asked if the president shed those tears over the Marikana massacre in 2012
- Social media users commented on how they felt about Cyril Ramaphosa's emotional state at the end of his address
South African actor and comedian Siv Ngesi is a bit sceptical of Cyril Ramaphosa's emotional state during his address to the nation on 28 December. Mzansi has been hit with a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and infections have been rising rapidly.
As a result, more people have succumbed to the virus and this forced the government to act quickly by putting the country back on Level 3 lockdown.
During his speech, President Cyril Ramaphosa became emotional and looked as if he was crying towards the end. This caused a number of people in Mzansi to feel sorry for the president and all the challenges he has been facing with the pandemic.
Siv Ngesi on the other hand was not convinced by the president's tears. He took to Twitter to share how he felt about the situation.
"I wonder if Cyril shed any tears for the Marikana miners," wrote Ngesi.
This caused a reaction from a number of social media users. They also decided to weigh in with their own opinions:
@1Thepowerrace replied: "Did you wonder the same about Zuma who was president?"
@Owethu_chocky commented: "Or when his cabinet chowed all that money of the relief fund."
@SmilinGeorge_SA replied: "Was he making national addresses then? How would you know if he did or did not? Stay safe and encourage others to do so. We can't be having nonsensical debates when we should be banding together."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Ramaphosa shifted SA back to Level 3 and banned liquor with immediate effect. 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.
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