Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
31 Dec 2020
5:20 am

No vaccine should evade public scrutiny

Brian Sokutu

Can we honestly vow that the Covid-19 vaccines will have no complications – especially in people living with comorbidities such as HIV/Aids, high blood pressure and diabetes?

Pictyure for illustration purposes. Picture: Getty Images.

When I was a little boy, growing up in Port Elizabeth’s periurban Salisbury, where my dad Thamsanqa (bless his soul), owned a huge plot and a head of cattle, life was good. Surrounded by a picturesque forest and lush green hills, I could not have wished for something better – until the apartheid Group Areas Act led to our undignified forceful removal, to be confined to a black township called Zwide. Like other black families uprooted from the land of their ancestors, we found ourselves having to start a new life in a cheap, fourroomed house. This was a far...