Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu & Wife Leah Among 1st to Get Covid Vaccinations

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu & Wife Leah Among 1st to Get Covid Vaccinations

- Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah were among the first of the elderly in South Africa to be vaccinated against Covid-19

- The two were among many elderly folks in the Western Cape who were prioritised for vaccinations in the area

- Tutu and his wife gracefully received the jab and thanked the sister once she had performed the simple procedure

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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah have been vaccinated. The two elderly people were among the very first to receive the injections in the Western Cape area as the government started the roll-out for older people in communities.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu & Wife Leah Among 1st to Get COVID Jabs
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah have got vaccinated. Images: Michel Porro/Oli Scarff
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Before getting injected, the elderly archbishop had joked that he only hoped he was ready when asked by a nurse. A few minutes later he enthusiastically thanked the sister who had administered the vaccine after he took it without flinching.

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“Over the past year, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken away so much from so many people across our province," said Premier Alan Winde, who had officially launched the second phase of the vaccine roll-out in the Western Cape on Monday this week, Dispatch Live reported.

Briefly News also reported that Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza has gotten vaccinated against Covid-19 and was spotted among senior citizens standing in a queue.

The veteran football administrator said he is grateful to have been among the citizens who had to come out of chilly weather to get vaccinated. According to TimesLIVE, Khoza was among the senior citizens who were vaccinated at the Munsieville Centre for the Aged in Krugersdorp, Gauteng on Monday.

This comes as the country and the Gauteng province are guarding against the scourge of the pandemic and the third wave. Meanwhile, Gauteng Premier David Makhura said they are targeting 10.4 million people to be vaccinated.

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