Sipho Mabena
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11 Aug 2021
11:27 am

‘Whites only’ Covid-19 vaccine scandal being probed in North West

Sipho Mabena

Nehawu says if true, the officials' actions are akin to murder, if any of those affected contracted Covid-19 and died.

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Three North West health officials are in trouble for allegedly withholding Covid-19 vaccines from black people, while mobilising white people to get vaccinated at the department’s Tswaing sub-district last month. The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has charged that if true, the officials' alleged actions would amount to attempted murder, and even murder, if any of those affected contracted Covid-19 and died. The senior officials, including the sub-district manager, allegedly denied vaccines to black patients at a local vaccination site, claiming they were out of stock. Spokesperson for the provincial department of health Tebogo Lekgethwane said the...