Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
3 minute read
10 Dec 2021
7:20 am

Transparency on ‘jab racism’ incident would help restore faith in NW govt

Sipho Mabena

It is alleged that three white officials told black people the site had run out of doses while mobilising white people to get vaccinated.

Over seven million vaccines have been administered in gauteng.

The North West government is seemingly dragging its feet and shows little or no sense of urgency in the case of three senior officials who allegedly denied Covid vaccination to black people in favour of white people. This in a country with a dark past of racism and still bedevilled by explosive racial tensions and ravaged by the Covid pandemic, with authorities forced to ramp up vaccine awareness campaign to counter the impact of the scandal. In August the province was rocked by allegations that three white senior officials at Tswaing sub-district told black people the vaccination site had run...