Ntsiki Mazwai On Why She Won’t Take The Covid-19 Vaccine. As more and more people are getting the Covid-19 vaccine countrywide, there are also a lot of concerns doing the rounds. Questions like, What’s in the vaccines? Are they effective? These are without a doubt good questions that are worth asking.
Earlier this year in January, some of our celebrities like Lerato Kganyago and Khaya Dlanga openly said they will take the vaccine should it be available. Others like Phindile Gwala, were however, skeptical. A few weeks ago, poet and TV personality Lebo Mashile, took to social media to reveal that she has bee vaccinated. This goes on to show that taking the vaccine is a personal call.
South Africa aims to rapidly scale up its vaccine efforts in the coming months as it aims to vaccinate a total of 40 million adults in the next year. As a way to try control the virus, we are on Phase 2 of the vaccine roll out which gives priority to essential workers, old age homes, shelters, prisons, people over 60 years of age and adults with comorbidities. On Sunday President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that at the moment, over 960,000 people have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 jab.
Even though the 3rd wave of infection is upon us, still there are those, who are reluctant about getting vaccinated. One of them is Ntsiki Mazwai. The poet, singer and TV personality took to Twitter saying that she is not putting White people things in her blood. Mazwai also said that too many of her ancestors have died from believing Whites.