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Calls are mounting for President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the nation, and move the country from alert level 3 lockdown to level 2…

On Wednesday morning this week, TimesLive reported that a forum made up of directors-general of national departments (FOSAD), would be recommending a move to Level 2 to the national coronavirus command council (NCCC). This was in order to save jobs and boost the crumbling South African economy.

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Many speculated that this could mean the lifting of the booze and tobacco bans. Submissions to the NCCC would be made by FOSAD, and would need to be passed by the council before implementing Level 2.

The DA’s John Steenhuisen also called for the President to end hard lockdown immediately.

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“The tourism industry, schools, and borders need to be fully opened, the curfew lifted, and the state of disaster ended,” said Steenhuisen.

Cosatu called for the ban on liquor to be lifted, and #Ramaphosa continues to trend on Twitter as South Africans wait on tenterhooks for the President’s familiar address… “My fellow South Africans…”