Why Mogoeng was out of line on vaccine

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Why Mogoeng was out of line on vaccine

How dare he use Covid-19 to promote his warped ideas and speak on behalf of Christians? It is time for him to go

Ebrahim Harvey

Health advocacy group, African Alliance, has recently lodged a formal complaint against chief justice Moegeng Moegeng over comments he made in December at the Tembisa hospital about vaccines to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. There can be little or no doubt that Moegeng was out of line in several key respects in what he quite forcefully said in a prayer service at the hospital, contrary to his attempts to play down and in fact rationalise those comments.    

At a time when the second wave of Covid-19 is wreaking unprecedented havoc, death and destruction across the country and the world, it was the worst moment to recklessly and cynically question, and especially refute, the efficacy of vaccines, and do so on the eve of their entry into and use in SA.

He spoke brazenly against “vaccines meant to infuse triple six in the lives of people, meant to corrupt their DNA. I lock out any vaccines that is not of you. If there be any vaccines meant to corrupt their DNA, any such vaccine, Lord God almighty, may it be destroyed by fire in the name of Jesus.” What would such advice from the chief justice say to ordinary people and how can any vaccine be meant to corrupt a sick person’s DNA? ..

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