30.3.2020 06:20 am
The SANDF troops and the cops don’t seem to care about the human rights of those they are policing during the lockdown.
There are worrying signs the development that many feared most about the coronavirus lockdown – disobedience accompanied by kneejerk violence from the enforcers of law and order – may be coming to pass.
Centralised control is to be expected, but we are worried at a number of signs that the government is trying to manage the flow of information.
We would urge the government to remember that, even in the midst of crisis and chaos, full and timely facts banish fake news.
Led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, the parliamentary political leaders firmly buried their differences to present a united front in the face of the common threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
What happens to the people – perhaps those living in shacks or townships – who cannot afford to stock up or don’t have a place to keep tins of canned food?
On Sunday night Ramaphosa stepped up as commander-in-chief for the first time. In a national crisis, the country needed – and wanted – this sort of direction.
Those of you denuding shop shelves with your unnecessary panic buying would do well to remember: this is bigger than just you.
This crisis will test us as never before as a nation. It is going to need real ubuntu to overcome this.
TB is curable, yet many patients default due to the duration of treatment. 3HP will be a welcome boon.
The temporary halting of events is a small sacrifice in the bid to help fight this pandemic from spreading further.
We salute Detective Warrant Officer Delene Grobler-Koonin and Sergeant Wynand Herbst for their selfless service to the people of South Africa.
WHO says its biggest concern is the lack of timeous action being taken against the spread of coronavirus by many countries.
Within the ruling ANC, too, there are many MPs who say very little and mostly fight to keep from falling asleep in the National Assembly.
No ‘social distancing’ actions have yet been taken in South Africa and, without being unduly alarmist, we wonder if, perhaps, we’re not already too late?
Mind you, if you consider how they mismanage and loot, perhaps they need to be protected from those who voted for them.