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12:00 AM, April 09, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 09, 2020

SA minister put on leave for flouting lockdown

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday placed on special leave a minister seen lunching at a friend's house in violation of the coronavirus lockdown. Ramaphosa has ordered a three-week national lockdown to try to brake the virus, which has infected 1,749 people, killing 13 of them. But a picture posted on Instagram on Sunday showed Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams having lunch with five other people at the home of a former deputy minister earlier that day. Last month, just two days into the lockdown, Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu was forced to issue an apology after she posted a video on her Instagram account, joking about how she was struggling to stay home.

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