Lockdown losing the support of South Africans
The national lockdown is losing support from South Africans, in large part due to the financial struggles it is causing.
This is according to research done by Victory Research for City Press and Rapport.
While 87% of those polled supported the initial lockdown, only 42% are in support of the extension past April.
18% of respondents said that they could not afford to go for another week in the current lockdown state.
Over half of all respondents said they cannot afford basic groceries for any longer than three weeks, while a further 23% said a month was their limit.
Additionally, a third of respondents said they are finding it “very hard” to source food and essential goods at supermarkets, while a further 24% said they were finding it “hard”.