COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | "You can afford not to work for 21 days, Mr President, we can't" Ntsiki Mazwai

Residents of Langa, Cape Town, taunted police as they defied the first day of the national lockdown on Friday. Police said they were 'being nice' on Friday but would soon get tough and start arresting people.
Residents of Langa, Cape Town, taunted police as they defied the first day of the national lockdown on Friday. Police said they were 'being nice' on Friday but would soon get tough and start arresting people.
Image: Esa Alexander

Controversial musician Ntsiki Mazwai has written a scathing open letter to president Cyril Ramaphosa, arguing that government's decision to implement the 21-day lockdown was not well thought out.

In the blog post, Mazwai 

Mr President what should we do with our bills month end? Most of us live from hand to mouth to be honest. So did you have a plan in place for us? How do we pay rent, electricity and water when you called for our work to be canceled but you continue and will earn your big salaries from MULTIPLE 'BEE' incomes? I understand you MPs earn just under R100 000 a month so it's no wonder we don't see panic in your eyes.

Day3: Khayelitsha residents arrested for flouting lockdown rules

29 March 2020 07:32

Police in Cape Town arrested some Khayelitsha residents for not obeying the 21-day lockdown regulations.

 

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29 March 2020 07:40

Number of Covid-19 cases in SA climbing higher

The national department of health announced on Saturday that the number of the coronavirus cases increased by 112, making the total 1,187.


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