The One South Africa Movement said politicians have stolen billions without consequence. And because of this, they should pay back by funding the COVID-19 vaccine procurement.
The movement is against any tax increases to fund the purchase and rollout of the vaccine.
Its leader Mmusi Maimane said: “I think COVID has devastated South Africa both in terms of the lives that have been lost and certainly, the economy.
“I think South Africans are in a very difficult space, and I think for the government to impose an additional tax is a bit like asking your children — who have been absolutely traumatised — to do more than what they can,” he said.
“I think a solidarity tax to fund a vaccine actually is an insult to the people of this country.
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