President Ramaphosa to speak tonight

President Cyril Ramaphosa is speaking to the nation tonight. Photo by Africa Ka Mahamba

By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA

THE SOUTH AFRICAN President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation today at 7 pm on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19.

The Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko said President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address follows recent meetings of Cabinet, the National Coronavirus Command Council, and the President’s Coordinating Council, which considered the prospects for the country’s progression from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 of the national lockdown.

“As part of exploring possible prospects and assessing the continuing health, social and economic impacts of the pandemic, President Ramaphosa has also held consultative meetings with the business, labour and community constituencies of the National Economic Development and Labour Council; leaders of political parties represented in Parliament; traditional leaders; leadership of interfaith communities; the South African Council of Churches, and the tourism industry, which is the single largest source of employment in the private sector.

“The President’s address will be broadcast live on television and radio and will be streamed live on a range of online platforms”, said Diko.

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