Actress Rami Chuene has joined the debate about child custody during the 21-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, saying the health and safety of children should be most important.
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday announced a lockdown from midnight on Thursday until April 16 and several ministers have, in the past two days, outlined the details.
On whether parents with shared custody would be allowed to see their children during the lockdown, minister of social development Lindiwe Zulu told a news briefing on Wednesday that her department “still [has] to deal with custody/visitation rights”.
“Some will say 21 days is a long time. The movement of children is going to be difficult … parents … have custody rights. A statement after the briefing read: “ … we request that children remain with the primary custody holder and should only be moved in exceptional circumstances. Social media was flooded with messages on the issue and Rami took to Twitter to share her experience.
“I’m a co-parent and there was no debate about a week here, a week there. Most important thing is the health and safety of the kids. Primary parent must do the lockdown. Let’s go past 21 days then we’ll see. It’s no more business as usual, bathong! Your rights over my kids health? No.
I’m a co-parent and there was no debate about a week here, a week there. Most important thing is the health &safety of the kids. Primary parent must do the lockdown. Let’s go past 21days then we’ll see. It’s no more business as usual bathong! Your rights over my kids health? NO.
— Rami Chuene🌈🏳️🌈 (@ramichuene) March 25, 2020
Life has changed, we’re dealing with a different normal. Adjust. Your kids are not idiots, sit them down and explain the dangers out there
What happens when there is no primary parent but shared custody split in weekly intervals? I don’t think it’s this simple Ousi Rami.
— Theto Mahlakoana (@ThetoThakane) March 25, 2020
I have a 10 year old she perfectly understands that daddy can’t come see her now because of #covid19, they told her at school, I told her and we read and listen to news together. Phone/video calls compensate for the visits
— Que! ♉ (@Bavu_Q) March 25, 2020
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Media personality and businesswoman, Bonang Matheba, reacted to the temporary closure of fast-food chain, Chicken Licken, with a string of crying emojis on Twitter.
On Wednesday, 25 March 2020, Bonang Matheba replied to a follower’s tweet with a string of crying emojis.
The emojis were in response to the announcement of the temporary closure of Chicken Licken, due to the 21-day national lockdown. Bonang and her cousin, Pinky Girl’s love for the fast-food chain was expressed throughout her popular reality show, Being Bonang. Read more