Outrage at Possible Mandatory Covid-19 Jab

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South Africa must be careful of enforcing documentation that restricts people’s movement and access to services.

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) spokesperson, Sizwe Pamla says that this could be the case if government enforces a policy of mandatory vaccinations.

He notes that it will be like the oppressive Pass Laws under Apartheid.

Health Minister Joe Phaahla told the National Council of Provinces that discussions over a potential policy that prohibits some of the un-vaccinated from certain activities is underway.

These are people who choose not to be vaccinated.

However it’s unclear whether such practices and potential policies will stand up constitutionally.

Meanwhile, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says that the concern around mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations is being discussed in the province.

He says that there are various factors that must be considered, including international travel conditions.

Winde was speaking to Radio 786 at the launch of the Covid-19 drive-by vaccination site at Athlone Stadium.

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