"For a Fee, No Pastor Will Say No": Mzansi Weighs In on Busa's Call for Churches to Become Vaccination Sites

"For a Fee, No Pastor Will Say No": Mzansi Weighs In on Busa's Call for Churches to Become Vaccination Sites

  • Business Unity South Africa's CEO Cas Coovadia has raised concerns about people not having access to vaccines in South Africa
  • Coovadia believes that turning churches and places of gatherings into vaccination sites so that more people can receive the jab is a good plan
  • Social media users are not happy with the idea of turning churches into vaccination centres and have asked why businesses can't be turned into vaccine sites instead

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JOHANNESBURG - Business Unity South Africa (Busa) is once again amplifying the call for all South Africans to receive the Covid19 vaccination.

The organisation's CEO Cas Coovadia says places of gatherings such as churches should become open to the idea of possibly becoming vaccine sites to open access to people who cannot make it to vaccination centres.

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Busa wants more South Africans to have access to Covid19 vaccines. Image: Luba Lesolle
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Coovadia was speaking in favour of the ongoing Vooma vaccine campaign, which aims to increase vaccination rates, according to SABC News.

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“The other thing we have been pushing as a business is some sort of mandatory vaccination. I think one of the issues was vaccines not being brought to the people," said Coovadia.

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Take a look at what Facebook users have to say about Busa's call for churches to turn into vaccine sites:

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Hleka KaMsushwane KaHleka said:

"For a fee, no pastor will say no."

Khuliso Rasimphi said:

"Why churches? Church is a place of worship and if you need a venue try school, mall, workplace, etc. The desperation is out of hand."

Amanda Opperman said:

"Churches! Talk about the devil being rife in the eyes of this government."

Wiseman Lungelo Nhlabathi said:

"The push for vaccination keeps on getting interesting ."

Mosili Koenane said:

"Why not recommend taverns, pubs, beauty spars? You guys really doing everything to close churches. You will never succeed."

Lynette Spies De Almeida said:

"Don't come with nonsense like this ... do you think mosques will comply? Or Spirit-filled churches?"

Mpho Mamasela said:

"The same churches u didn't want to open, turn schools and tarvens into vaccination sites."

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