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President to consult with traditional leadership on lockdown

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will this morning, Saturday, 23 May 2020, hold an engagement with traditional leadership to discuss the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic and matters related to the national lockdown.

This will be the second consultative meeting with traditional leaders on the national response to the pandemic, with the first one led by Deputy President David Mabuza.

The President has recently held consultative meetings with the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC); the President’s Coordinating Council; leaders of political parties represented in Parliament; leaders of interfaith communities, and the tourism industry.
The engagement with traditional leaders is part of a series of consultations the President has held with leaders across various sectors of society since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that the national effort to combat the crisis is inclusive and enjoys the support of all stakeholder groups.

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Issued by: The Presidency