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[WATCH] DA accused of 'pandering to anti-vaxxers' after video on mandatory jabs

14 September 2021 12:06 PM
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The DA has been strongly criticised on Twitter after party leader John Steenhiusen insinuated that the government is proposing mandatory vaccines.
  • Former DA MP Phumzile van Damme has slammed the DA after the party's recent TV interview about mandatory vaccination
  • DA leader John Steenhuisen says the opposition party does not support mandatory vaccination by the government even though there has been no such proposal

FILE: DA leader John Steenhuisen. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN.

DA leader John Steenhiusen has been accused of electioneering after speaking out against mandatory vaccines during a recent media interview.

Steenhiusen was reacting to President Cyril Ramaphosa's recent address when he warned against mandatory vaccinations by the government.

On Sunday, Ramaphosa announced that the government was looking into the possibility of a Covid-19 vaccine passport.

Ramaphosa made no mention of a mandatory vaccination policy during his speech.

However, Steenhiusen told eNCA that "government would be making a terrible mistake if it was to make vaccines mandatory because they will be infringing on people's rights".

While some have labelled the DA's stance as "disgusting" electioneering others, have supported the party's position.

Former DA MP Phumzile Van Damme has slammed the DA for "pandering to the anti-vax vote" ahead of the November polls.

A number of Twitter users have pointed out that there is no government policy on mandatory vaccination in South Africa.




14 September 2021 12:06 PM
Tags:
DA
mandatory vaccination policy
mandatory vaccination
DA vaccination
DA leader John Steenhuisen

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