South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits coronavirus treatment facilities in Johannesburg. Photo: ReutersSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits coronavirus treatment facilities in Johannesburg. Photo: Reuters
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits coronavirus treatment facilities in Johannesburg. Photo: Reuters

African leaders blame citizens as coronavirus cases increase, seeking to shift responsibility

  • The change in tone marks an attempt by the continent’s leaders to absolve themselves of some of the blowback, analysts say
  • Maintaining physical distancing has proved difficult in many crowded slums, and appeals to wear masks have often gone unheeded

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits coronavirus treatment facilities in Johannesburg. Photo: ReutersSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits coronavirus treatment facilities in Johannesburg. Photo: Reuters
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits coronavirus treatment facilities in Johannesburg. Photo: Reuters
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