‘Mayivalwe le Country!’ Mzansi Twitter reacts to 3-week coronavirus lockdown

By Staff Reporter Time of article published16m ago

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Johannesburg – Social media users have been calling for a shutdown for days, and on Monday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa duly obliged. 

Members of the South African National Defence Force will assist the South African Police Service in maintaining law and order, and importantly, making sure South Africans remain indoors. 

The lockdown comes into effect on Thursday as government pushes for more drastic measures to contain the coronavirus spreading in the country. By Monday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced that there had been more than 400 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 virus.  

This is how some on Twitter reacted to the news of the shutdown. 

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And from Julius Malema:

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