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WATCH: From crowds in Alex to of us restful jogging, 21-day lockdown off to a rocky start

Gopolang Moloko

WATCH: From crowds in Alex to people still jogging, 21-day lockdown off to a rocky start

Scenes from Alex on Friday.

On Friday morning after law enforcement took to the streets on patrol, dozens in townships flocked to chain stores in varied townships,

The 21-day lockdown period has apparently had a bumpy start as electorate adapt to original legislation announced by Cabinet as a part of the national recount of bother declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Of us believe already been thrown into the abet of police vans for no longer heeding Ramaphosa’s recount of a lockdown at dumb night time.

One of the crucial complications many of us round South Africa appear to believe had consist of the following:


While Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced that minibus taxis and other e-hailing taxi providers and products akin to Uber and Dash would easiest be allowed on the roads between 5am and 9am and 4pm and 8pm within the event that they impart wanted staff, it seems plenty of of us were left stranded in plenty of parts of Johannesburg attributable to minimal public transport outflow.

The Reya Vaya bus machine changed into as soon as flooded on Friday morning, as some commuters woke to the timed period of commute as announced by Mbalula.

Cape Town changed into as soon as no a host of as police urged some commuters who were headed to work that there had been too many of us that had gathered at one plight.

#LockdownSA A taxi unsuitable in Cape Town this present day

— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) March 27, 2020

Mbalula took to Twitter to address a instruct which had apparently arisen on Friday morning of some taxi drivers charging commuters additional to carry out up for the legally enforced requirement of vacant seats. An eight-seater automobile is now easiest allowed to attend three of us, and a four-seater easiest one.

In a tweet, he said he would make a choice with varied participants of the taxi unions in an try and address the difficulty.

I’m receiving many experiences on this. Taxi drivers aren’t allowed to charge of us for empty seats.

I will work alongside with the Taxi-unions on this and it shouldn’t be allowed to continue.

We need to all work together- no longer for our uncover hobby but for that of our of us.

— Minister of Transport |Mr Repair (@MbalulaFikile) March 27, 2020


Prolonged queues of customers were considered in Alexandra and other townships as locals unnoticed both the recount to minimise the selection of of us at a particular space and the 21-day lockdown recount to set up at home as mighty as that which that you can maybe maybe judge.

While some believe puzzled the timing of the nation’s lockdown, which got here earlier than payday for some, the Alexandra community changed into as soon as flooding to browsing stores in an try and make a choice items.

The national lock down is busy exposing @PresidencyZA @MYANC ministers. Scenes from Alexandra and Durban reveals electorate completely pushing apart the lock down. @MbalulaFikile – the taxis is working in most cases @GenBheki_Cele no police and no military!! All of you staunch spoke a ramification of shit.

— Amos Ngoepe (@ChabaNagi) March 27, 2020

Haibo.. Alexandra…… what yol doing out of doors……

— Silindelo Masikane (@Slindelo_M) March 27, 2020

#LockdownSA #CoronaVirusSA Customers queuing to enter Freedom Supermaket in Alexandra on the main day of the national lockdown @TeamNews24

— ntwaagae Seleka (@ntwaagae) March 27, 2020

Tembisa township changed into as soon as furthermore among the listing of townships that had of us flocking to the outlets.

Within the intervening time Tembisa e re #LockdownSA for who?? #21daysLockdownSA

— Tlou (@MrDeighjay) March 27, 2020

The actual fact is that folks had been working unless the outdated day. For that reason, most populated outlets are in townships. My hope is that police don’t change into unreasonable; a one who’s heading to a store is rarely any longer breaking lockdown rules! Allow the working class so that they too can #StayAtHome

— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) March 27, 2020


From taxis working all the plan in which by the national lockdown to some Pretoria locals going for a jog within the early hours of Friday morning, it seems law enforcement can believe a first-rate instruct to beat within the main few days of the lockdown.

Runners : what are you doing?

Journalist : taking a video of you working all the plan in which by the lockdown !

Italian mayor: where are you going ?

Staunch talk about- You would jog indoors. Within the estate. On the treadmill.

Photos from @Files24

— King of Leon. (@MightiJamie) March 27, 2020

Homeless of us all the plan in which by cities were being taken to a host of shelters to be obvious they were adequately isolated all the plan in which by the outbreak of Covid-19.

#Lockdown Homeless of us within the JHB CBD being taken to locations of safety. @CityofJoburgZA @GautengProvince @Lesufi @gpgSocDev @David_Makhura

— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) March 27, 2020

Amid the bustle of Friday’s traipse, rankings of disgruntled staff reportedly gathered out of doors the department of labour in Port Elizabeth to submit UIF negate forms.

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