Ndabeni-Abrahams summoned after luncheon pic emerges, SA reacts

Ndabeni-Abrahams summoned after luncheon pic emerges, SA reacts

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he's asked Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to come and see him - after a photo emerged showing her visiting friends - apparently during the lockdown.

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Former deputy minister of Higher Education - Mduduzi Manana shared of the photo on Instagram of a group of people including Ndabeni-Abrahams - sitting around a table for a meal.

In the caption - Manana wrote that Ndabeni-Abrahams had stopped by on her way back from carrying out her ministerial duties "required for the effective functioning of the country during the lockdown."

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Manana has since deleted the photo.

Speaking to reporters after visiting the Water and Sanitation COVID-19 Command Centre in Johannesburg - Ramaphosa said he would discuss with Ndabeni-Abrahams the impact of such behaviour on the work government is trying to do to stop the spread of the virus.

The President has emphasised the importance of social distancing, staying at home - and avoiding going around visiting family and friends during this crucial time.

South Africans have been reacting to the photo on Twitter. 

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