Flo Masebe Slams Ramaphosa for Not Having Sign Language During Address

Flo Masebe Slams Ramaphosa for Not Having Sign Language During Address

- Florence Masebe took to social media to express that she was disappointed in the government

- During President Cyril Ramaphosa's address on Monday, there was no sign language interpreter

- Florence called to Deputy Minister Mkhize to do something about not having sign language interpretation

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Mzansi actress Florence Masebe is very disappointed with President Cyril Ramaphosa. The president addressed the nation on Monday with regards to the latest Covid-19 regulations and didn't have a sign language interpreter.

Florence took to social media to express her disappointment and let Mzansi know how she feels:

“Sign language interpretation is not a favour. It is a basic necessity to many citizens who, unlike those who keep making these 'mistakes', do not have the ability to hear the president when he addresses the nation. You cannot afford to keep getting this wrong,” she said.
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Flo Masebe slams Ramaphosa for not having sign language during address

Florence Masebe is disappointed that the South African government did not have sign language interpretation during the last address to the nation. Image: @flomasebe
Source: Twitter

It wasn't only Florence who had noticed the absence of a sign language interpreter, but because she has a voice, she let the timeline know that it was wrong.

“It bothers me so much that they think it’s OK to keep apologising for not providing a service that is a basic right. Deputy Minister @ProfMkhize, please look into this," said Florence.

Florence pointed out that it is not the first time something like this happened. She reiterated that it was not right and unfair to the citizens who need the interpretation.

The actress made it known that sign language interpretation is a right and it is simply not something that can be switched on and off during presidential addresses.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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