Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema has criticized tendencies of relaxing the lockdown regulations by the state.
“If the state is not going to be firm and not negotiate with any non-essential sector of the economy for relaxation of lockdown regulations, this lockdown will collapse,” he said.
This came after Transport minister Fikile Mbalula had a consultation with the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) and South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) which led him to relax some of the taxi restrictions after the leaders threatened to hold a nationwide strike.
Malema believes such moves by the government is likely to cause pandemonium and death of citizens.
“Barbarism will emerge and the deadly corona virus will spread like wildfire, millions will die. Stop it cowards,” he said.
The Transport minister, Fikile Mbalula however revoked the directive he made yesterday after meeting with the taxi associations.
Taxis are only allowed to carry 70% maximum capacity load and the 100% maximum capacity load even if passengers have masks has been revoked.