Malema says first SA deaths ‘should be a wake-up call to all of us’


The EFF has called on South Africans to take the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak seriously and has urged people to follow regulations put in place for the 21-day lockdown in the country, which started at midnight.

The party sent its condolences to the loved ones of the two South African women who died after contracting the virus.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced in a statement on Friday that the women were both from the Western Cape. Mkhize also said the number of positive cases had surpassed the 1 000 mark.

“We urge all South Africans to adhere to the rules of the national lockdown, follow the precautionary measures set out by the Department of Health and to STAY AT HOME,” EFF spokesperson Vuyani Pambo said in a statement.

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The red berets also raised concern over companies that refused to allow their employees to stay home during the lockdown and called on them to “desist” and “shut down” operations.


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