Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
15 Dec 2021
11:06 am

Ramaphosa not fully vaccinated before he got infected with Covid-19

Marizka Coetzer

Bad timing: President Cyril Ramaphosa was infected before he got his second vaccination.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: RODGER BOSCH / AFP

Front-line workers across the country confirm fewer hospitalisations despite the high increase of omicron infections during the current fourth wave. Last weekend, President Cyril Ramaphosa, one of the first people to be vaccinated, tested positive for the Omicron strain. Professor Alex van den Heever, chair of social security systems administration and management studies at the Wits School of Governance, explained Ramaphosa should have been vaccinated twice. “The president was vaccinated at the beginning of the Sisonke trial with J&J which should have been a two-shot regime. He got infected just as he was about to get his second shot,” Van...