South African radio and television personality who is currently the host of t breakfast show on 5FM, Gareth Cliff has sent an open letter to President Ramaphosa. The content of the open letter all speaks about his views on the coronavirus lockdown in the country. He also spoke on how he feels when the President makes a promise and then break the promise.
Excerpts from Gareth Cliff open letter to Ramaphosa
Dear President Ramaphosa,
I’m going to keep this brief, because I know you’re dealing with a lot:
We’ve all been ready to support you and your administration in your efforts to save lives from this pandemic. Even people like me, who have questioned the idea of a lockdown as the best response have decided to comply and do whatever we could to help. We set aside our concerns over the heavy-handedness of the police and army; we swallowed and accepted that poor people in informal housing would be crammed into their one-room dwellings for a month; we limited our trips to the shops and even accepted not being able to buy hot food (for whatever inexplicable reason).
When you couldn’t put your mask on we laughed and we were charmed to see that you were able to laugh at yourself too. For a time you won everyone over again. You yourself have said that it has taken much for people to give up their liberties, their right to be with family and friends and the ability to move freely around. Our patience and emotional state of affairs are on a knife-edge. We are losing hope.
Governments walk a fine line in times like these, where the regulations not only have to make sense, but also have to have significant buy-in from the public – otherwise people will break them, in big ways and small. South Africans are mostly compliant – but when you promise something and then break that promise, it makes us feel like we should break your regulations in return… Read the full letter Here
Listen to the audio message below:-
Gareth Cliff has a message to president Ramaphosa on his blog. This is an abridged version, the original is too long for Twitter but is on the link below:https://t.co/ekgpNx7V8t pic.twitter.com/dQWPMHHMx5
— Bitterbek.co.za (@BitterbekZ) May 2, 2020
Here Is Why Messi Visited Barcelona
Lionel Messi, the star of Paris Saint-Germain, returned to Barcelona on Monday night after a year away. According to the...
Something Happened & He Will Be Fined – Tuchel, Chelsea’s Head Coach, Speaks About Lukaku
JUST IN: Raiders player Nathan Hobbs arrested for misdemeanor DUI on 1/3
EPL: Not A Good Performance – What Virgil Van Dijk About Their Match Against Leicester City
EPL: Every Premier League Game Is Difficult – Lukaku
LaLiga: Xavi Reveals The Club Barcelona Should Look Up To
EPL: What My Staff Told Me About Salah’s 2nd Goal – Tottenham Boss, Conte
Is Lasizwe Pregnant? Tweeps Ask As He Shows Off His Swollen Feet (Photo)
Lasizwe latest picture on social media has sparked unusual questions from netizens. The South African media personality shared a picture...
Pearl Thusi Describes Emtee As A Gentleman After Revealing What He Did For Her
Pearl Thusi says South African rap star, Emtee is a gentleman. After a tweep called her out for honoring Mr....
Who is Stephanie Matto: Woman receives several death threats from online trolls after she earned £147k by selling her farts in a jar
Stephanie Matto is trending because she has made a stunning sum of £147k by selling her farts in a jar,...
Emtee & A-Reece Nominated For Global Music Awards Africa 2022
A-Reece and Emtee represent the country. The two rap stars were nominated for the Global Music Awards Africa 2022. This...
Why Am Changing My Music Name To SOS – Big Xhosa
South African rapper, Big Xhosa has finally opened up on why he is dropping his formal stage name to SOS....
Young Stunna In Shock On How Kabza De Small Changed His Life In Months
Kabza De Small Change made his long-term ambition come true in a matter of months, and Young Stunna still finds...
Texas synagogue hostage incident: Two men arrested in Manchester
At least two individuals have been detained in connection with the Texas synagogue hostage situation that occurred 10 days ago....