- President Cyril Ramaphosa has become a target for those sceptical about the Covid-19 vaccine
- Social media users used the hashtag #Cyril while sharing their fears and expressing their opinions about the vaccine
- Many people remain unconvinced of the safety of the vaccine despite reassurances from experts that the vaccine is safe
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa was trending on Twitter as social media users debated the Covid-19 vaccine which will be administered to citizens to next year.
#Cyril was trending online with many people voicing their concerns and sharing their opinions on the vaccine, with many remaining sceptical.
South Africans have been through a lot and are worried that a return to a hard lockdown might be on the cards and at the same time worried about the long term effects of the vaccine, experts have assured the public that there is minimal risk, but many remain unconvinced.
"Hit a like if you agree they must try vaccine on him first #cyril."
"This sellout of a president must fall #cyril."
"South Africans don't want to go back to level 5 and don't want to take vaccine, guess we must go to Level 0 Kunyiwe Once."
"#Cyril Ramaphosa's stooge, Zweli Mkhize's drive in keeping citizens informed about daily Covid19 infections & fatalities is noted. One would think as He pushed for citizens to be vaccinated, He also details possible side effects those vaccines have but clearly, it's not of importance."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that with news about the Covid-19 vaccine being used in South Africa spreading, SAns have had mixed reactions. #VaccineforSouthAfrica has been trending on Twitter since the weekend and South Africans have expressed concerns.
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize spoke about the vaccine being used for about two-thirds of South Africa's population. The general opinion has been a positive one as many across the country want the pandemic to come to a quick end.
However, there are those who are worried about the side-effects of the vaccine and if they'd be short-term or long-term.
He tweeted that the ANC is a pandemic sweeping the country as Covid-19 wreaks havoc on people's lives.
"ANC is a Pandemic!"
"That’s the tweet!"
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