As the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) national shutdown is underway,
Some celebrities have openly spoken against President Cyril Ramaphosa’s leadership, including Pearl Thusi.
The red berets are demanding President Cyril Ramaphosa step down and are protesting against the constant bouts of load shedding that South Africa has been experiencing.
Actress Pearl Thusi took to Twitter to ask if the national shutdown would be effective.
Thusi believes that President Raamphosa doesn’t care about the numerous challenges facing South Africans.
“Our president doesn’t seem to care about anything… how effective do you think the national shutdown will be?”
Our president doesn’t seem to care about anything… how effective do you think the national shutdown will be?
— Pearl Thusi (@PearlThusi) March 19, 2023
Thusi further went on to say the president he has plunged the country into darkness’.
“You know – Cyril Ramaphosa doesn’t care about the people – more especially the youth of South Africa. He’s literally [led] this country into the darkness.
“With the port plunging into an abyss of unemployment and hopelessness. Some children are even learning in the darkness.”
People answered the question she posed, as many believed the protest has been effective as there have been lower stages of load shedding and at some point, there was no load shedding throughout the day.
Replying to PearlThusi @Malindi88 said:
You right. He is not moved. But realistically speaking, change won't come over an act of a single day. But the act is necessary nonetheless. Look at the arab springs uprising. Some change arose from that. But that was more than a day of anger.