President Cyril Ramaphosa is applauding the youth for showing up in numbers at vaccination centres. In his weekly newsletter, Ramaphosa says it gives hope that an end to this hardship is in sight.
Vaccination for people aged 18 to 34 commenced on Friday.
South Africa’s also passed the milestone of having vaccinated over 10 million people.
But there are still many who are sceptical. Ramaphosa is urging South Africans to ignore conspiracy theories.
From The Desk of The President – Monday, 23 August 2021 – https://t.co/EFkZpG2vOO Today, I want to speak to the young people of South Africa. Young people are turning out in impressive numbers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. pic.twitter.com/PzZq9V4fQs
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) August 23, 2021
He has likened the youth to those of 1994 who stood in long queues to vote for the first democratic South African President.
In other news – Case against Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile postponed
Fees Must Fall (FMF) activist Bonginkosi Khanyile appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday for allegedly instigating last month’s unrest and looting in KwaZulu-Natal.
The National Prosecuting Authority said the matter was postponed to Thursday, 26 August for a formal bail application. Learn more