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To hell with government keeping us indoors like we are kids, says former Gauteng premier Shilowa

Mbhazima Shilowa

Commenting on the lockdown Level 4 restrictions, the former premier voiced his doubts about some decisions made by the government.

Former Gauteng premier Mbhazima Shilowa has been the latest person to question the Covid-19 national lockdown under the Disaster Management Act, expressing his dismay around how the government has imposed regulations and restrictions.

On his Twitter account, Shilowa questioned the reason behind the reopening of factories, mines, and shops, saying: “So if it is okay to allow all factories, mines, and shops to open, why not metro rail, shosholoza mail [Prasa’s Shosholoza Meyl], schools & legislatures.”

The former premier further claimed the government was controlling people and treating them like children.

“To hell with the government keeping us indoors like we are kids. We will not allow a dictatorship to rule us! No more working from home, straight to office,” he said, in a comment, he has since said was meant to be seen as “sarcastic”.

One Twitter user replied to Shilowa’s tweet, saying it was insensitive to train commuters as some members of the legislature were “chauffeured in luxury sedans” while there was no way that social distancing would be adhered to on trains.

Meanwhile, Shilowa also spoke on other matters that caught his attention after EWN reported that Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola wanted apartheid-era legislation reviewed, repealed and replaced.

“I’ve no idea how the media operate. No history, research nor memory,” he said.

He then took a jab at presenter Redi Tlhabi, saying: “Maybe it’s a Taurean thing, possession of a memory bank. The debate on the Ingonyama Trust that parliament is skirting around emanates from their report on apartheid-era legislation that must go. But it seems media, political parties and the minister aren’t aware.”

Tlhabi replied to Shilowa’s tweet saying: “Memory significant, not only in the life of the story but public perception and interpretation. It has significant implications for positions we take on an issue. It protects us from manipulation by power. But here we are, with a historical reportage doing the work of propaganda.”

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Source: The Citizen