With everyone worrying about the spread of the coronavirus in South Africa and with the Department of Health announcing the first deaths, you would think some humour would be appreciated.
At least that is what "Muvhango" actress Buhle Samuels thought when she tweeted something, however it did not sit well with social media users.
Taking to Twitter, the actress expressed that something positive could come out of the 21 day lockdown.
“I think one of the positive things that will come from the Covid-19 lockdown is no crime for a whole 21 days! It is said a habit can be formed/broken in 21 days, let’s hope thieves can learn better ways to behave in society!”, she tweeted.
— Buhle Samuels (@BuhleSamuels_)
Her tweet was not received well by some users who pointed out that people will lose their jobs over the lockdown and that criminals in Mzansi will adapt to the new environment.
I’m know... sarcasm is all I have at the moment. Hope you understand— Buhle Samuels (@BuhleSamuels_) March 25, 2020
Buhle defended herself by saying she was being sarcastic.
Feeling attacked, she went on to further tweet, "Some [of] you need to have a little more humour! If you believe from just one tweet I’ve posted that I believe people can just stop being thieves in 21 days then I think you need to worry more about yourself!” she said.
Some you need to have a little more humor! If you believe from just one tweet I’ve posted that I believe people can just stop being thieves in 21 days then I think you need to worry more about yourself! 😂— Buhle Samuels (@BuhleSamuels_) March 25, 2020