Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech on Sunday, 24 May 2020 is dangerous and shows he is giving up on the fight against the coronavirus by lifting the ban on the sale of alcohol at a critical time the cases of the pandemic are escalating in the country.
“This Marikana masacrerer just said to the whole country, it is now in your hands. I cannot believe. He has given up on the fight against coronavirus, why the hell is he the President,” he said.
Ndlozi argues that the tragedy of Ramaphosa lifting the ban on alcohol, is that it is black people who will be dying in numbers as they do not have access to healthcare.
“Ramaphosa should have just said, we have given up on saving lives and fighting COVID-19,” he said.
The EFF Commissar says when the late Nelson Mandela used the phrase, “it is now in your hands” he was giving his farewell address and handing over to Thabo Mbeki, but Ramaphosa is using it to give up and to dodge responsibility.
“Ramaphosa is telling us he is no longer responsible. He is done with us. He is telling us he washes his hands WTF,” said Ndlozi.
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi also adds that never had he thought it will be possible for a post-apartheid black president to say “it is now in your hands”.
“Yes that’s what just happened Ramaphosa is saying we are on our own,” he said.
Comparing COVID-19 pandemic to AIDS, Ndlozi argues that many citizens celebrating the lifting of the ban on alcohol are in denial thinking they can fight coronavirus on their own.
“COVID-19 like AIDS is holing many fools dizzy thinking they can survive with common sense. Many are in denial, thinking it won’t happen to them. They think they are immune that they can individually fight against the virus. But it always had to take a collective effort,” he said.
President Ramaphosa announced that government is using a risk-adjusted approach guided by several criteria and that it is through this criteria and consultation that the cabinet has determined that the alert level for the entire country will be lowered from level 4 to level 3 with effect from 1 June 2020.
The selling of alcohol for home consumption will be allowed under level 3.
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