SUPPORT FOR THE LOCKDOWN DISSIPATING
Dear fellow employer
A survey conducted by NEASA during the course of the last 24 hours, revealed that only 18% of participants are currently supporting the lockdown.
The initial support for the lockdown was overwhelming. Since then, however:
• information is filtering through which points to government’s assessment and response to Covid-19 as being a spectacular blunder;
• instead of admitting their mistake, they are clinging to their adopted narrative, engaging in political ‘face saving’, political point scoring and internal powerplay, using Covid-19 as the playing field; and
• in the process, are destroying lives and livelihood.
Although the lockdown still has a 18% support, it will, in the days to come, rapidly approach 0%.
It is time for bold, honest and very strong leadership. Those with ulterior motives need to be exposed. The political leadership may decide to continue to cultivate the current narrative, but that will result in an even more rapid erosion of trust.
‘You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time’.
NEASA 24/7 NATIONAL HOTLINE: 086 016 3272
We are all in this together.
Privileged and challenged to be South African.