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Malema threatens to stage sit-ins at vaccination sites over rollout strategy

8 April 2021 12:25 PM
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Julius Malema
EFF leader Julius Malema
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vaccine rollout
vaccination plan

EFF leader Julius Malema says the party will stage sit-ins at vaccination centres if there is no "concrete" vaccination plan by the end of the month.

In a tweet on Thursday morning, Malema warned that his party would be forced to stage demonstrations at vaccine sites if President Cyril Ramaphosa doesn't provide "a concrete plan on how you will vaccinate the nation by the end of April 20201".

Meanwhile, the DA says it plans to approach the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate what it calls the government’s "tardy and criminally slow" vaccine rollout strategy.

RELATED: Final tranche of Sisonke J&J doses to arrive this weekend

South Africa's government has come under scrutiny for the slow pace of its vaccine rollout.

As of Wednesday, 278,909 healthcare workers have been vaccinated in South Africa under the Sisonke Protocol as part of Phase 1 of the rollout.

Ramaphosa addressed the nation last week and gave a brief update on the country's vaccination rollout.

Despite the delays in securing vaccine supplies, Ramaphosa says he's still confident that SA will achieve its vaccination targets.

RELATED: Phase 2 of vaccine rollout to start mid-May - here's what SA govt has planned

During his address, Ramaphosa revealed that Phase 1 of South Africa's vaccination programme, which involves inoculating health workers, will be completed by mid-May.

Thereafter, Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout will begin, during which the government hopes to vaccinate high-risk categories over six months.




8 April 2021 12:25 PM
Tags:
EFF
Julius Malema
EFF leader Julius Malema
Vaccinations
vaccine rollout
vaccination plan

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