The EFF leader Julius Malema has shared coronavirus prevention with South Africans, urging them against public gatherings including funerals.
Many political parties assembled on Wednesday 18 March to talk about a way forward from the deadly coronavirus. Political tactics and plots were put aside to talk about something far greater, a global pandemic
Malema took to the stage alongside President Cyril Ramaphosa at one podium even applauding him for the protective measures that have been taken against the quick spread of the coronavirus.
“As the EFF, we fully support the initiative of government and we call upon all South Africans to listen to the leadership of our government,” announced Malema.
“If you are not a close relative or friend, avoid going to funerals.”
He also said only churches will come to their rescue if they cease to permit more than 100 people to worship.
“We are calling upon our church leaders to listen to our premiers, our mayors and the president,” he said.
Malema also added that some businesses are taking advantage of the widespread.
“All business people who are dealing with gloves, sanitizers, and masks, must not try to maximize profits out of the crisis,” he said.
“We call on private hospitals to fully cooperate with the minister of health when he needs beds for our sick people, it is not the time to make a profit. We have asked the president to make sure no one steals out of this disaster,” he added.
“We called on the president to act decisively against anyone who will want to take advantage in this situation and steal from the poor of the poorest,” he said.