My Fellow South Africans,
Since I last addressed you fourteen days ago, we have been fighting a battle on two fronts – the first against the deadly coronavirus, the second against the actions of those who have sought to create instability and chaos.
We have marshalled all of our resources to restore stability and order to KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, to ensure that we stabilise the situation and ensure that the violence of two weeks ago is ended.
To address these two crises, we have to take several actions at once.
Firstly, we have to contain the spread of the coronavirus and limit its impact on economic activity.
Secondly, we have to accelerate our vaccination programme so that the vast majority of adult South Africans can be vaccinated before the end of the year.
Thirdly, we need to ensure that peace and stability is maintained throughout the country and that there are no further incidents of violence.