South 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

South 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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