Thousands of South Africans have taken to Twitter to voice their frustration with lockdown level 1’s curfew – specifically in light of New Year’s Eve. A movement of sorts has been created as a result – #NoCurfewOnNewYearsEve, which is trending fiercely on Twitter.
The hashtag movement criticises the South African government’s curfew enforcement – which is still in place and sends Mzanzi home at midnight, allowing free movement again only from 4 am.
Of course, since it’s New Year’s Eve, the topic of curfew is in the hot seat as many have directed their thoughts at the presidency and demanded that curfew be lifted.
Some are voicing frustration with the entirety of restricted movement, something which has been a constant for almost two years now in our country. Others simply call for a bit of freedom to celebrate the festivity of the New Year, and others are religious groups who wish to have all night prayers in solidarity.
Here’s what people are saying:
— Khanyisile Jamani 27th 🎂❤️✌️🌈 (@Khanyi_Jamani) December 27, 2021
“Curfew is at 12am”
— Mosh (@_DJMosh) December 27, 2021
— Thivho (@Tlydia7) December 23, 2021
— Dr Ghost ®️ (@James_StPat999) December 27, 2021
— 👑👑L•I•M•N•A•N•D•I👑👑 (@_Mbalivalentine) December 27, 2021
The restrictions have been prolonged for far too long. The term ‘national disater’ has lost its weight. It is now just power hungry people who enjoy dictating to people#NoCurfewOnNewYearsEve pic.twitter.com/0yUSMDZWCW
— Oratiloe (@Ohr_ahh) December 23, 2021
— Sir_Gudani (@Sir_Gudani) December 24, 2021
— Mashudu (@rachelmashudu) December 23, 2021