'He doesn't care anymore' - Mbuyiseni Ndlozi slams Ramaphosa for lifting ban on churches

The EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi weighed in on the decision to reopen places of worship.
The EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi weighed in on the decision to reopen places of worship.
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EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has slammed the decision to reopen churches under level 3 of lockdown.

This after President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday night announced that recognised places of worship will be allowed to reopen from June 1.

It came after the government's discussions with religious leaders over the opening of spiritual worship and counselling services “subject to certain norms and standards”.

Congregations will now be limited to 50 people or less, depending on space available.

Precautionary measures like wearing masks and observing social distancing must be adhered to, said the president.

Under levels 4 and 5 of the lockdown, places of worship were not allowed to operate in accordance with a ban on mass gatherings.

The president's announcement split opinions on social media, with Ndlozi questioning how churches will ensure social distancing and determine which of its congregants are allowed to attend services.

“We are truly on our own,” he said, accusing Ramaphosa of giving up on the fight against Covid-19.  

Ndlozi also questioned if gyms, concerts and restaurants would now be allowed to operate under level 3 of the lockdown, before firing more criticism at Ramaphosa.

“Our fight against Covid-19 has collapsed because we don't have leadership in this Ramaphosa.” he said.


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