We Do Not Appreciate The Relaxation of COVID Measures

... it should not have been introduced in the first place.

By Gerhard Papenfus

South Africa is slowly moving towards a police state, under the facade of a health scare.

For some it may have been a privilege this morning not to wear a mask outdoors, in the sun, breathing fresh air, boosting your own God given immunity. For me, like millions of others, this was not a new experience; I have never complied with this senseless unscientific arrangement.

One can be tempted to appreciate Government’s relaxation of certain lockdown measures. However, when viewed within the context of what is currently transpiring, you realize there is nothing to appreciate, but much to be very concerned about:

  • We are still living under a ‘state of disaster’. The privileges granted to you last night by the President, can be taken away, arbitrarily, without the risk of being challenged. The President did us a favour last night; he will withdraw the ‘favour’ if we do not behave.
  • The ‘state of disaster’ will remain in place until the finalisation and introduction of the Regulations relating to the Surveillance and the Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions: Amendment. When these regulations are implemented, it will effectively make the Covid-19 lockdown permanent.
  • Apart from the Regulations relating to the Surveillance and the Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions: Amendment being introduced at the end of the ‘state of disaster’, the Code of Practice: Managing Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 in the Workplace 2022, will also come into effect. These regulations are draconian, impractical, and unreasonable for both employers and employees. It entrenches Government’s vaccine-obsession and places an unjust and impracticable burden on employers.

All of the above is done, not to protect people against a virus, but to control them, to implement a new global order (which was the idea all along, and which is no longer a secret), and at the same time extract spectacular sums of money out of this evil venture.

If there were any prospects of success, one could have demanded that politicians, monopolists, academic institutions, and individuals lay bare their books in order to reveal their financial interests in this sham. We know this will not happen, at least not for the foreseeable future. But we want them to know that we know - and the truth will eventually be revealed. In the meantime, one can only wonder what it feels like when you have sold your soul and betrayed your country and fellow man.

Unless what is currently transpiring is stopped and reversed, we will one day look back and wonder how it came about that we forfeited our freedom. Take note of what is happening, it is currently being taken away from us, bit by bit.

Gerhard Papenfus is the Chief Executive of the National Employers' Association of South Africa (NEASA). He writes this at his personal capacity.