The nation is feeling the tension as the 12pm lockdown for 21-days looms. Prayers are being said, families are saying their farewells and last minute plans are being put in place to conquer the spread of COVID-19.
President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the SANDF with confidence and purpose. He assured citizens that the soldiers will be there to keep them safe, and thanked them for their dedication to keeping the nation safe.
In his address on Thursday night, just hours before lockdown, Ramaphosa told soldiers the country is expecting them to go out there and give this mission their very best.
“There will be moments of discomfort, that is to be expected in the life of a soldier, but we have placed our full confidence in you.”
Time will tell how this will play out in South Africa. The aim for all citizens at this point is to take heed all the warnings and stay indoors for the next 21-days to flatten the curve. To date there are 927 cases of confirmed coronavirus cases in our country.
We hear you South Africa, and we are with you in this trying time. Nkosi Sikelel’iAfrika!
— Atisang Motlhale (@AtisangM) March 26, 2020
We are in good hands…. God bless our beutiful nation. We shall overcome. #SouthAfricaLockdown #StayHomeSA #21daylockdown #PrayForSouthAfrica #LetsFightCovid19 #CoronavirusPandemic pic.twitter.com/QhLTZLaIsG
— Bogosi Legend snr🇿🇦🇻🇺🇿🇼🇹🇹🇸🇿🇷🇸🇵🇸🇴🇲 (@legend_bogosi) March 26, 2020
Order is out, we shall execute.
People of South lets support the @GovernmentZA on this method of combating this virus by staying at home amd reporting cases in time. Avoid spreading this virus PLEASE!@SAgovnews#SANDF@PresidencyZA#SouthAfricaLockdown#StayHomeSA#StayHomeSA pic.twitter.com/TOFQDEVG67
— Ke Mopedi. (@tebogo_evan) March 26, 2020
South Africa, The commander in chief has spoken ours is to play our part and #StayHomeSA #lockDownSouthAfrica #PrayForSouthAfrica together we can clamp down the spread of #Covid19SA pic.twitter.com/gpQZEIFHFy
— Malusi Mazibuko (@malusim2) March 26, 2020
Strength to the SANDF 💚
Strength to the SAPS 💙
Strength to the citizens of South Africa 🇿🇦
— Rethabile 🇿🇦 (@_rithaa_) March 26, 2020
— Terence T (@wallaby_fan) March 26, 2020