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Parliament to meet over COVID-19 fund


Parties represented in Parliament are meeting early next week. This to consider President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call on public office bearers and executives of large companies to contribute a third of their salaries to the fight against COVID-19. But Tuesday’s virtual meeting is unlikely to arrive at a unanimous position. The EFF was the first political party to respond to the president’s call.

On Saturday — after convening a virtual meeting of its national executive committee — the IFP announced its elected public representatives will collectively contribute R500,000, over three months, to the Solidarity Fund. Among those not so keen are opposition parties the Democratic Alliance and the Freedom Front Plus.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

The governing ANC is set to follow the example set by its president and his executive. Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp.

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In other news – Somizi and Mohale launch foundation to help 400 families #SomhaleFoundation

Somizi has announced that the Somhale Foundation will be busy with its first project on Sunday – 400 Families will each be gifted with Makro vouchers worth R500 each in Freedom Park and a settlement in Ekurhuleni – This kind gesture will surely help those facing the stress of financial difficulties during the coronavirus lockdown. Read more

Source: eNCA