- Zwelinzima Vavi has taken to social media to praise the use of traditional herbs
- The SAFTU general secretary posted a pic of himself with a herb on Twitter
- Many social media users, including Fikile Mbalula, responded to his post
Shortly after recovering from Covid-19, Zwelinzima Vavi took to social media to praise traditional herbs.
On Monday, the South African Federation of Trade Unions general secretary gushed about how traditional medicines were used to treat illnesses long before pharmacies existed.
Vavi shared a photo of himself with a plant, which appears to be umhloyane - a traditional herb.
His post read:
"Traditional herbs have been used by our people for hundreds of years well before the existence of pharmacists! I used everything - from this in the pic to what is on offer in the pharmacy."
Take a look at his post below:
His post generated quite the buzz and even got a reaction from Fikile Mbalula.
In a tweet that has since been deleted, Mbalula asked if it was weed.
His comments read:
Other South Africans also weighed in on Vavi's post, sharing their views on traditional remedies.
Twitter user, @sotholel, commented:
"That's true, we don't need the evil vaccines that they are planning to bring here."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported Vavi recovered fully from the novel coronavirus. In a video, the SAFTU Secretary General revealed he has now tested negative for Covid-19.
Vavi added that he tested positive for Covid-19 on 2 April and had been battling the virus for nearly a month. However, he and his wife both later tested negative for the coronavirus, meaning the SAFTU secretary general fully recovered from the virus.
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