Streaming issues? Report here
John Maytham 2019 1500 BW John Maytham 2019 1500 BW
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
See full line-up
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics

[WATCH] Zille blasts EFF for hosting 'super-spreader' vaccine protest

25 June 2021 12:08 PM
Tags:
EFF
Helen Zille
Sahpra
vaccine
Covid-19 third wave
Covid-19 surge
EFF vaccine protest

DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille has accused the EFF of "trying to get elections postponed" with its super-spreader protest.
  • The DA's Helen Zille has slammed the EFF for hosting a super spreader event amid a deadly third wave in Gauteng
  • EFF protesters have gathered in Pretoria on Friday morning with no social distancing in sight

The party is planning to protest out outside the Sahpra head offices to demand that vaccines from China and Russia be added to South Africa's rollout

  • Meanwhile, medicines regulator Sahpra says it won't compromise its vaccine assessment prosses

Visuals of the EFF vaccine protest in Pretoria on Friday have been strongly condemned on social media.

Dozens of protesters are making their way to the head offices of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra), in defiance of the current lockdown regulations on gatherings.

The EFF's planned "march to save lives" has been criticised as it takes place during the third wave of Covid-19 infections, which has been particularly devastating in Gauteng.

RELATED: Sahpra to assess efficacy of Sinopharm jab: 'It must work against variant in SA'

The party is demanding that Sahpra approve the Sputnik V and Sinovac vaccines for use in South Africa's rollout.

The regulator says it will be guided by scientific data and will not be pressured.

The EFF has been slammed on social media for its reckless mass gathering.

RELATED: Sahpra won't be pressured over vaccine review process as EFF prepares to protest




25 June 2021 12:08 PM
Tags:
EFF
Helen Zille
Sahpra
vaccine
Covid-19 third wave
Covid-19 surge
EFF vaccine protest

More from Politics