South Africa’s opposition leader, Julius Malema has praised Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 vaccination programme noting that fellow South Africans were crossing the border to get some doses in the country
Addressing journalists at a press conference in South Africa on Thursday, Malema said Zimbabwe was performing better than his country when it comes to vaccinating citizens.
Malema took a swipe at South African President Cyril Ramaphosa for allegedly valuing profits ahead of human lives.
He also mocked South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize saying he brought gripe water in the country saying it was a vaccine.
In a video, Malema said:
“Who would have thought that Zimbabwe can be better than South Africa with something?
“In this day and age, Zimbabwe is beating South Africa when it comes to vaccination.
“Let me tell you, people with money are going to Zimbabwe to be vaccinated if you do not know.
“People are leaving South Africa to be vaccinated in Zimbabwe because Zimbabwe is using all the types of vaccines and people are going there.
“Here we are stuck with a businessman of a President who looks at profit before the lives of people,” said Malema while referring to President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Zimbabwe rolled out its vaccination programme using vaccine donations which include Sinovac and Sinopharm from China, Sputnix V from Russia and Covaxin from India.