President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to deliver his Freedom Day address via livestream on Monday. Traditional Freedom Day celebrations will not be taking place this year with South Africans in confinement to curb the spread of COVID-19.
South Africa celebrates Freedom Day annually on the 27th of April 2020. The theme for the 2020 Freedom day is “Solidarity and triumph of the human spirit in challenging times”.
However, Freedom day 2020 as South Africans know it, is very much different than other years. The year 2020 shepherded in with the COVID-19 challenge, a worldwide pandemic; this has in a great part changed and transformed things differently than what it is known to be or differently to the norm.
President Ramaphosa will address the nation virtually.