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GOOD welcomes president’s address, calling for action by law enforcement agencies

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GOOD has welcomed all announcements made by the president in his address on adjusted Level 4 regulations, urging law enforcement agencies to take action against gatherings and violence.

On Monday, 12 July 2021, the GOOD Secretary-General, Brett Herron (SG) issued a statement in response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address on Sunday night. The party welcomed the acceleration of the vaccine program, the extension of the UIF TERS, and commitment to law and order.

The GOOD party stated that it welcomes some of the relief on businesses, such as restaurants and gyms, under the adjusted Alert Level 4 extended lockdown. GOOD also welcomed Ramaphosa’s announcement that the many vaccine supply challenges have been addressed. According to the president, the country has reportedly secured an adequate supply of vaccines through the agreement between the African Union (AU) and Aspen, to produce the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine for the country.

Furthermore, the party stated that it welcomes the extension of the TERS Employee Relief Programme for businesses and employees that are currently unable to trade. However, GOOD stated that the government has failed to address the pervasive poverty that it believes is the second pandemic. GOOD further stated that the government and law enforcement agencies must be seen taking action against unlawful gatherings, and addressing the spate of violence.

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