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Caption: Executive Mayor Cllr Mzwandile Masina taking his second jab of the Pfizer vaccine at DH Williams Hall in Katlehong during the Vooma Vaccinate Weekend drive programme

Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Mzwandile Masina took the lead in the Vooma Vaccinate Weekend drive when he took his second jab of the Pfizer vaccine at the DH Williams Hall in Katlehong.

When President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Vooma Vaccinate Weekend drive programme at DH Williams Hall on 1 October the mayor, joined by members of his mayoral committee, jumped at the opportunity of getting their jabs. These were MMC Makhosazana Maluleke and MMC Lesiba Mpya.

The Vooma Vaccinate weekend drive is a government programme aimed at accelerating the speed at which vaccines are administered to as many people in South Africa as possible before the start of the anticipated fourth wave of COVID-19.

According to President Cyril Ramaphosa, over 8.6 million people are fully vaccinated, which is more than one-fifth of the adult population, and to date over 17 million vaccine doses have been administered in the country.  Mayor Masina said he was due to take his second Pfizer vaccine on 13 October.

“However, when the president announced that we all need to make sure that we are fully vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 virus I decided to do the right thing and take it much earlier. I’m glad that some of the members of the mayoral committee also took the vaccine,” he said.

The mayor said he was hopefully that a total of 2.7 million of the population of the City of Ekurhuleni would be vaccinated.