- After receiving his covid-19 vaccine on Monday in Krugersdorp, Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza has since issued a statement to the media
- Khoza says it’s unnecessary to question the efficacy of the vaccines issued by the South African government
- Moreover, the Pirates owner says the world is vulnerable to the pandemic and that it has left the globe facing many challenges
Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza has shared a statement after taking time out to get vaccinated against Covid-19 on Monday. The Premier Soccer League chairman said there should be no questions about the efficacy of the vaccines.
Also known as the Iron Duke, Khoza was among the first people who received their jabs in Gauteng on Monday as he was spotted queuing outside the Munsieville Centre for the Aged in Krugersdorp.
According to local reports, the 73-year-old veteran football boss was part of the vaccination drive and was welcomed by Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Khoza said in a statement:
"The efficacy of vaccines is beyond question. Over the years vaccines have helped us as a country to keep the doctor away and grow a healthy nation.
"The world has become a village. International trade and travel are at a level where we need to defend against ailments that may originate far from home and yet spread like wildfire the world over.”
Khoza added that the raging pandemic has led to many challenges all over the world and that every one of us is vulnerable.
"The health security of the world is enjoined. Every single person in the world is vulnerable. I have taken the vaccine not only for my safety, but for the safety of every person who is going to come into contact with me.
"There are certain important things in life which unless we do together won’t work. Just like safety on the road depends on all drivers observing the rules, vaccines work when we do them as a collective.
"When your time comes to be vaccinated, please do your part. We have achieved near miracles when we all do what we need to do. This is one such moment."
Meanwhile, Briefly News reported that the former 2010 FIFA World Cup organiser was vaccinated against Covid-19 and was spotted among senior citizens standing in a queue.
The veteran football administrator said he is grateful to have been among the citizens who had to come out of chilly weather to get vaccinated.
According to TimesLIVE, Khoza was among the senior citizens who were vaccinated at the Munsieville Centre for the Aged in Krugersdorp, Gauteng on Monday.
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Source: Briefly News