Solidarity And Afriforum Take Legal Action Against Dlamini-Zuma Over Vaccine Plan

“The government’s further nondisclosure of information is further proof why it cannot be trusted with a monopoly regarding the purchasing and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Solidarity And Afriforum Take Legal Action Against Dlamini-Zuma Over Vaccine Plan-SurgeZirc SA
Nkosana Dlamini-Zuma/Photo File: TimesLive

Trade union Solidarity and lobby group AfriForum are going ahead with legal action against the Cooperative Governance minister over government’s COVID-19 vaccine plan.

AfriForum believes that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has had more than enough time to provide answers regarding the vaccine implementation.

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Earlier in the month, the two organisations wrote to Dlamini-Zuma demanding details, but it said that she had not responded. AfriForum’s Ernst van Zyl said: “The government’s further nondisclosure of information is further proof why it cannot be trusted with a monopoly regarding the purchasing and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. A government incapable of demonstrating basic transparency on matters of such serious nature cannot be given the benefit of the doubt.”

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The Health Department has said that the first batch of inoculations from India should reach the country by next Friday. A tax hike could be looming to pay for vaccines.

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