WATCH | Ramaphosa laughing at Malema's threats to nationalise hospitals is everything
A video of President Cyril Ramaphosa laughing while EFF leader Julius Malema threatened to nationalise private hospitals has provided South Africans with some light relief.
The video was taken on Wednesday morning during a media briefing which followed a meeting between Ramaphosa and leaders of opposition parties.
At the meeting, the country's lawmakers discussed an action plan to slow down the spread of coronavirus and raise awareness in communities.
Leaders were given an opportunity to respond to the outcome of the meeting. Malema said hospitals had to work with government to avoid nationalisation.
Watch the full video here.
Some made light of Ramaphosa's reaction. Others felt Malema made a serious point.
There are 116 cases of Covid-19 in SA.
A good wake up call though for the greedy and selfish private health care facilitates— Palesa Flower (@PSeretlo) March 18, 2020
They are so shrewd and will throw out anyone who is unable to pay upfront if they aren’t medical aid patients
The question is if they ever get enough power... What else would be nationalised— Authentic King (@therealkingSA) March 18, 2020