Covid-19: President Ramaphosa to speak to SA at 7.30pm

23 March 2020 - 10:29 By TimesLIVE
President Cyril Ramaphosa is due to address the country on Monday evening.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is due to address the country on Monday evening.
Image: Masi Losi/Sunday Times

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 7.30pm on steps to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in SA.

"President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation on the government’s response to the coronavirus today, Monday March 23, at 7.30pm," said a statement from his spokesperson Khusela Diko.

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The briefing, which was expected on Sunday, was delayed after the president met business leaders and members of opposition parties.

Ramaphosa said in his weekly newsletter on Monday that he intended to meet trade union representatives and other civil society leaders this week.


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