- The Ndlovu Youth Choir has dropped a song encouraging Mzansi to take the Covid-19 vaccine
- The choir took to Twitter on Monday when 1 million vaccines arrived in the country and encouraged Mzansi to get vaccinated
- Mzansi social media users dragged the choir and accused it of being paid by government to push "propaganda"
The Ndlovu Youth Choir took to social media on Monday, 1 February and encouraged Mzansi citizens to take the vaccine.
The finalists of America's Got Talent took to Twitter and shared a music video of their new song titled Jaba Jaba. The talented Mzansi choir captioned their post:
"Now that the vaccines are here, let’s encourage one another to get the jab and do the #JabaJaba."
The song encourages citizens to get vaccinated in order to get back to the groove. Check out some of the lyrics of the choir's track below:
"To get the party going strong, people dancing all night long - Get vaccinated! Get the jab so we can jive, to get back to the groove after lockdown's got you down - Get vaccinated!"
The majority of social media users who commented on the choir's post dragged them for pushing government "propaganda". They questioned the timing of the release of the track. Some tweeps praised the choir for dropping the song on the day Mzansi received the first batch of vaccines.
"Yes, yes, yes let’s all play our part. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Ndlovu for using your platform to spread positive vibes. Bless up."
"At least it wasn't Mzwakhe Mbuli this time, they're opening up the tender system."
"What a horrible song and such pathetic motives."
"Be honest... when did y'all do this video? Also, how much's the gig worth..?"
"How much did you guys get paid for this? I can also sing."
"I love you but this, this here is nonsense and a half. Stay out of propaganda."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that foreigners living in South Africa will also be vaccinated for Covid-19. The president addressed the nation on Monday night, 1 February.
Ramaphosa addressed Mzansi a few hours after he and other government officials welcomed the first batch of 1 million Covid-19 vaccines from India. Ramaphosa expressed that government will be putting measures in place to deal with the challenge of "undocumented migrants" in order to record and track their vaccination history. He said:
"We aim to make the vaccine available to all adults living in South Africa, regardless of their citizenship or residence status."
According to The South African, Ramaphosa also explained that no one will be forced to take the vaccine against their will.
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