The country is itching for President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the nation again and hear the infamous words, “My fellow South Africans”, with the last address being about three weeks ago.
Police Minister Bheki Cele confirmed earlier this week that government is having discussions on the possibility of moving the country from Level 4 lockdown to Level 3.
On Level 3, the sale of alcohol is permitted within restricted hours, more items are sold at stores and more people will return to work.
With increasing talk of Level 3 from ministers and the public, Twitter users weighed in on the possibility.
Some suggest that certain provinces should be placed on different levels, while others aired their frustration of paying high prices on the black market for alcohol and cigarettes.
I think each province should go to their own level depending on the number of confirmed cases they have, we cannot be delayed to drink because of Western Cape. Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and Northern Cape deserve to be on #Level3 pic.twitter.com/JCQUhUC6uh
— Rachimpi (@MagidiRinae) May 13, 2020
— KeMfanaKasi (@KeMfana) May 13, 2020
— Minister of Unemployment (@tshepo_segodi) May 13, 2020
Some Twitter users were pessimistic about the suggested move to level 3, saying Covid-19 cases would see a huge spike.
— HeNdRy™ (@hendrickmaduna) May 13, 2020
— tetelo mackenzie mohlala (@tetelo811) May 13, 2020
— Sbonga Mathobela (@Mathobelasbonga) May 13, 2020
Imagining going to level 3 with so much infections and deaths rates, we all witnessed that statistics during level 5 and 4, we are not ready for level 3. #day47oflockdown
— Lufuno Raf (@LufunoRaf) May 12, 2020