The oldest member of Parliament and former IFP leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, disagrees with those who are calling for the lockdown to be lifted.
The display of unity among opposition parties when the lockdown was initially announced is fast dissipating.
Most of the country’s major political players agree that the status quo cannot remain where the economy is concerned.
The African National Congress (ANC) and Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) have started high level talks to bring about reconciliation between the two parties with historically strained relations.
The IFP says the authority and power to fire the Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan ought to be left to President Cyril Ramaphosa alone.