KZN religious leaders launch vaccination campaign in Bhambayi – SABC News
Religious leaders in KwaZulu-Natal have launched a campaign in Bhambayi near Phoenix that aims to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The region was a hotspot of racial tensions during the looting and violence in July.
Multi-faith leaders have now come together for the purpose of uniting the people of Bhambayi and Phoenix.
The general secretary of the South African Council of Churches, Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana, has said he wants to vaccinate at least 70% of the faithful by December.
The KZN provincial government has rolled out the vaccine to churches and hostels:
“In your family, in your neighborhood, in your network, out of 10 people make sure that we get vaccinated because that way we get to the December holiday period where we can do our normal social things. If we don’t, there is a good chance that we will probably end up in what is called the 4th wave and when it does, it is possible that there are other variants that might even be resistant. to the vaccines that we have now and that we just can’t afford, ”says Mpumlwana.
Ela Gandhi, a granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, says the campaign will also help eradicate fake news.
“There are a lot of myths going around and I think we should dismiss those myths and just get vaccinated so that society can be free from this virus. Unless large numbers of people are vaccinated, this virus will continue to mutate and affect generations to come. The youngest, the smallest children will be affected ”, explains Gandhi.
Religious leaders launch campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated in KwaZulu-Natal: