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1 Apr 2021
7:55 am

Zimbabwe puts SA to shame on Covid-19 jab front

Indeed, if we had a jab for every one of the grandiose promises made by the government, then we would probably have long since achieved herd immunity through inoculation.

Zimbabwe vice president and Minister of Health Constantino Chiwenga receives the first shot of Sinopharm after the southern African country received a donation of 200 000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from China, 18 February 2021. Picture: AFP.

Yesterday, one of our readers, giving his age as 74, expressed his amazement that, while he waits for the Covid-19 vaccination here in South Africa, relatives of his in Zimbabwe, who are in their 40s, have already had the jab. That Zimbabwe – the country we love to ridicule as a Third World basket case – can apparently be much further along with its vaccination programme, is a sad commentary on the inept way our government has handled the issue. Indeed, if we had a jab for every one of the grandiose promises made by the government, then we would...