President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed Mzansi on Monday night, 11 January about how his government is tackling the spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country. Ramaphosa shared that they have already secured 20 million doses of the vaccine for 2021.
The president also revealed that health workers would be the first group to get vaccinated. Mzansi social media users took to Twitter after the president's speech and shared their opinions on the coronavirus vaccine.
Some said they'll take the shots when the vaccine is available in Mzansi while others expressed that they'll not be taking the vaccine.
Mzansi celebs also joined the conversation on the micro-blogging app and shared their two cents on the vaccine. Briefly.co.za takes a look at three entertainers who took to Twitter to share whether they'll get vaccinated for the virus or not.
1. Lerato Kganyago
A fan asked the Metro FM presenter if she'll take the vaccine and she said yes. The star responded to another tweep who told her to take the dose without tweeting about it:
"Wena you want to tell people when and what to tweet!!! I AM GETTING THE VACCINE, it's my right hle."
2. Phindile Gwala-Ngandu
The actress first wrote on Twitter:
"All I hear is Vaccine, Vaccine and more Vaccine."
She then spoke about a nurse who fainted after taking the the coronavirus vaccine.
"Tiffany Dover (a nurse) was vaccinated and a few minutes later she fainted and since then I have never heard of her. When people start asking about her, amahemhem athi 'she's recovering'. Where is #TiffanyDover I'm just asking nje."
3. Khaya Dlanga
The author and retired YouTuber shared that he will definitely take the vaccine when his turn comes. He wrote on Twitter:
"I will definitely be taking the vaccine when it becomes available."
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Khanyi Mbau has been roasted on social media after she questioned the ban of alcohol amid Level 3 lockdown in Mzansi. The reality TV star took to social media recently and shared a video where she asks President Cyril Ramaphosa whether the Covid-19 infections are going up in Mzansi because of liquor consumption.
The media personality wrote on Twitter that the numbers are going up "in the most scariest way" now that government has banned alcohol sale in the country. In the clip, the star says:
"Ever since the pandemic started, I did my Math, the alcohol industry has lost over a thousand percent of its profit... I'm still asking the question to the president... Are the numbers going up because of alcohol?"
Some social media users even accused Khanyi Mbau of posting on behalf of SA Breweries.
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