Lord almighty, Mogoeng, may your devilish theory be destroyed

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Lord almighty, Mogoeng, may your devilish theory be destroyed

When people of the stature of SA’s chief justice spew forth evidenceless drivel we should all be afraid

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The problem is not just chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and his mad utterances about vaccines allegedly manufactured by the devil. The problem is way bigger than the man who sits atop our highest court. The problem is global. It is dangerous. My view is that the spread of disinformation — medical, political and in other spheres — is one of the greatest dangers to worldwide peace and harmony in the next five to 10 years.

You will know that Mogoeng shocked many when he said during a prayer, mimicking conspiracy theories found in anti-vaccination circles, that some vaccines were “of the devil” and were manufactured to corrupt people’s DNA.

“I lock out any vaccine that is not of you,” he prayed. “If there be any vaccine that is of the devil, meant to infuse triple-six in the lives of people, meant to corrupt their DNA ... Any such vaccine, Lord God almighty, may it be destroyed by fire in the name of Jesus.”..

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