Editorials
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13 Nov 2020
5:04 am

DA’s Ramaphosa attack all hot air

Editorials

Steenhuisen and the DA should offer support, rather than blow hot air.

DA leader John Steenhuisen. Picture: Veli Nhlapo

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday announced a number of watered-down regulations for Level 1 lockdown. With the threat of a second wave of Covid-19 looming ahead of the holiday season, many feared he would clamp down hard. Instead, while extending the state of national disaster to 15 December, he opened our borders to international travellers, restored liquor trading hours to include weekends and extended the Ters benefit claims to 15 October. In short, while acknowledging that Covid-19 was far from over, Ramaphosa resisted the urge to put stricter regulations in place. With this in mind, the attack DA leader John...