Actress Buhle Samuels has shared her heartbreak at seeing social grant recipients line up in groups to collect their money when they should be at home, trying to stay safe from Covid-19.
The star took to Twitter this week to criticise the government’s response to the pandemic, which has left them vulnerable still needing to go out and collect grants.
“It hurts me to see people lined up at the post office for their grants. I wish there was a better solution to the problem,” she said.
She added that the struggles of many South Africans just keep getting worse, with little remedy from those in power.
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“Our people just have suffering upon suffering.”
She suggested that perhaps the government should pay the grants into a recipient’s bank account, and those who receive their payments at the post office on different days.