EDITORIAL | Cyril was quite right to get a jab

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EDITORIAL | Cyril was quite right to get a jab

Ramaphosa is doing work beneficial to SA’s vaccination programme while the likes of Mabuza retreat into the shadows at this critical time

Editorial

It took only minutes for the social media trolls to get busy after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s upper left arm was pierced by a needle delivering a Covid-19 vaccine in Cape Town on Wednesday.

They criticised Ramaphosa for jumping the queue, cast doubt on whether the syringe contained a vaccine or water and spewed bizarre conspiracy theories of the type that eventually got Donald Trump banned from Twitter.

For those with short memories, such a theory was propagated only two months ago by chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, who pronounced coronavirus vaccinations the work of the devil...

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