- The DA seeks answers from President Cyril Ramaphosa in light of the one year anniversary since the country first went into lockdown
- The DA stated that the healthcare system has not improved since lockdown was first implemented
- The party wrote a letter to Ramaphosa with a series of questions which they require 'precise' answers too
The Democratic Alliance (DA) took to their official website in response to tomorrow being the anniversary which marks exactly one year since President Ramaphosa put the country into lockdown for the first time.
The lockdown was put in place in order to buy time to prepare the healthcare system and put in place a track and trace system. The lockdown was originally scheduled to be a mere three weeks. According to the DA, the government is no more prepared to deal with Covid-19 today than when the virus first hit the country.
The statement solidified the DA's stance on the lockdown and the vaccination roll-out programme in the country.
The DA believes the government is using 'vague' messaging about the vaccine procurement process. Due to this, the opposition party submitted a set of questions to President Cyril Ramaphosa, demanding "precise" answers.
DA leader John Steenhuisen has requested that the President respond to the questions by Friday, 2 April.
Read the questions below:
Briefly.co.za took to the replies section under Steenhuisen's tweet to see what some South Africans are saying:
"Good luck, hoping for a constructive reply or answer is a good hope at best. The ANC does not have a clue, they bail out SAA in the midst of all that is going down, SA is a financial horror show currently."
"Let's see if you are going to support ATM's vote of no confidence or you just writing letters so that people think you are holding him accountable."
"How you vote on the upcoming motion of no confidence in Ramaphosa will tell how irritated you are about how Cyril has handled the Covid19 outbreak!"
"Valid questions raised in the letter, it's a pity coz u will not get any response from the president of the corruption party."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that Cabinet has urged all South Africans to adhere to regulations during the holiday season. Cabinet held a virtual meeting on Wednesday, 24 March where various topics were discussed.
One of which was the country's vaccination roll-out programme. The Coronavirus Disease Sisonke vaccination programme has been extended to 54 vaccine sites across the country.
The statement released by the government about Cabinet's virtual meeting also discussed other aspects of the country's response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The vaccination roll-out programme's different phases were discussed in more detail.
According to the statement, to date, 207 808 South Africans have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
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