Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
1 Dec 2021
7:00 am

South Africans inclined to not do things forced upon them, says activist on vaccines

Marizka Coetzer

Activists claim the opposition against the possibility of mandatory vaccinations was not an antivaxxing problem but rather a Covid response problem.

Picture: Gallo Images/Die Burger/Jaco Marais

Activists claim the opposition against the possibility of mandatory vaccinations was not an antivaxxing problem but rather a Covid response problem. Human rights activist and lawyer Schalk van der Merwe said he is ready to oppose mandatory vaccinations should an attempt to impose a Bill be announced. “We must remember there was no law currently of general application in terms of section 35 of the constitution that could even come close to make mandatory vaccination applicable or compulsory,” Van der Merwe said. The vast majority of the population did not want to take the vaccine. ALSO READ: Unvaccinated health workers...