Siv Ngesi goes in hard at people who 'are taking coronavirus to the rural areas'

26 March 2020 - 13:00 By Masego Seemela
Siv Ngesi calls out people who aren't doing their best to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Siv Ngesi calls out people who aren't doing their best to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Image: Instagram/Siv Ngesi

While many South Africans prepare for the nationwide lockdown from midnight on Thursday, actor Siv Ngesi believes citizens aren't doing their best to curb the spread of the virus.

Covid-19 continues to be a constant debate on social media, and Siv shared his frustrations with South Africans who continue to crowd spaces and insist on going back home before the lockdown.

Taking to Twitter, Siv shared crowded scenes of Johannesburg's Park Station, saying South Africans weren't doing their best to reduce the spread of the virus, which might end up having dire consequences.

“We are doing just like Italy ... taking corona to the rural areas. If this gets there, we will have mass graves or have to burn bodies.”

Siv prayed that he was wrong and what happened to the Italians wouldn't happen to South Africans.

He also shared a message he had got from an Italian friend about the impact of the virus.

“Italian friend: This is how my country youngsters have killed their grandmas, grandpas, aunties and put entire communities at risk. I pray for all us here in SA that you and I are wrong and it will not happen.”

Siv said he understood that some people did not have anywhere else to go, but said people needed to realise that the virus would continue spreading regardless.  

“Yes we understand this ... but this virus doesn’t care! But hey, we will speak about it in a few weeks and say 'we didn’t know'.”

Though he feels that the 21-day lockdown was necessary, Siv expressed fears that it might not end well.


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