The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has taken to social media to ask President Cyril Ramaphosa to also close schools.
This comes after Ramaphosa announced new lockdown restrictions on Sunday, 12 June, evening. The sale of alcohol was banned with immediate effect.
Malema taking to social media said he warned the president about the spreasd of the deadly disease if the ease some restrictions.
“Chief please close schools, I’m asking you nicely @CyrilRamaphosa. I won’t congratulate you on alcohol because I warned you, but you choose to listen to white capital & look now. Anyway, they deserve you as their President because they voted for you. Comprador, think of our kids,” wrote Malema
Meanwhile, Ramaphosa said that government will be ‘tightening’ existing regulations including:
- The country will remain at lockdown level 3;
- The wearing of cloth masks will be mandatory including stricter rules around the wearing of masks at workplaces and while travelling. Further regulations on this issue are set to be gazetted at a later date;
- Taxis taking long trips will have to adhere to 70% occupancy. Taxis taking shorter trips may increase capacity to 100%, subject to strict health protocols;
- The sale, dispensing and distributing of alcohol has been suspended with immediate effect;
- A curfew will be put in place between 21h00 and 04h00, except for people who travel for work, or require urgent medical assistance. This curfew will come into effect from Monday (13 July);
- Parks will be opened for exercise, but will not be allowed for gathering purposes;
- Family visits and other social visits will remain prohibited.