President Cyril Ramaphosa will not address South Africans tonight, despite having called an emergency meeting with the NCCC earlier today.
South Africans have speculated about what decisions were being made in the meetings and how it is going to affect our lives, but Phumla Williams has said that there’s nothing specific on the agenda beyond receiving reports from the joint operations center.
“There is no specific issue that is going to be discussed,” Williams said, according to Cape Talk. She said this was the first scheduled meeting for the year.
Ramaphosa’s NCCC meeting has caused panic amomng the people of South Africans who are being left guessing how to plan their lives, with no clear indication about what action the government might be taking.
“[The meeting is] going to be guided by the report that they will be receiving from the operations centre,” Williams continued.
There is no indication when President Cyril Ramaphosa will host the next “family meeting”.
South Africa’s COVID-19 death toll has now exceeds the 30,000 mark and with holidaymakers returning home, the number is expected to rise exponentially, according to EWN. Williams also denied rumours that meetings had been cancelled or rescheduled at any point this year.
She added that it’s not true that President Ramaphosa will be speaking tonight and may not even necessarily speak to the nation this week at all.