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Ramaphosa wants a word with Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams for flouting lockdown laws

7 April 2020 3:15 PM
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In a picture posted to Instagram, the Communications Minister is seen visiting her friend Mduduzi Manana and sharing lunch at his house.

Manana, a former deputy minister, posted the picture on his Instagram account on Sunday. He later deleted it.

UPDATE: Manana: Ndabeni-Abrahams came to collect protective gear before joining lunch

Social media users have been up in arms over the lunch date between the two, which appears to have been in violation of lockdown regulations.

Lockdown rules state that people are only allowed to leave the house to buy essential goods or if they are rendering essential services.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has told reporters that he has requested a meeting with Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to discuss the implications of her actions.

Speaking to the media after a visit to Rand Water on Tuesday, Ramaphosa said he had seen the picture of her having lunch with Manana.

I have seen the picture of Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams sitting at a luncheon. I have asked her to come see me.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

I'm going to have a discussion with her on the impact of visuals like those on instilling the importance of social distancing

President Cyril Ramaphosa

Manana and Ndabeni-Abrahams are both members of the ANC national executive committee (NEC).

It is unclear when the meeting between Ramaphosa and Ndabeni-Abrahams will take place.

Several Twitter users have been calling for Ndabeni-Abrahams to face serious consequences, with some even suggesting she be arrested.


7 April 2020 3:15 PM
Tags:
Mduduzi Manana
President Cyril Ramaphosa
Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni Abrahams
lockdown regulations
Coovid-19 lockdown

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