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OPINION : Did President Ramaphosa forget this when he addressed the nation last night?

Did the President of South Africa Mr Cyril Ramaphosa forget the promise he made to South Africa regarding the Covid-19 vaccine? If you may have forgotten about it as well, click on the video below to recap what he said:

A few months back , the President of South Africa assured people that Covid-19 vaccinations would never be made mandatory .

He had said that people would never be forced to get vaccinated against Covid-19 . However , what the President said on Sunday evening is in direct contradiction to the promise he made .

On Sunday evening , he said that a task team had been put in place to conduct consultations on making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for certain activities and places.

He said the task team would take its report to the Inter-Ministerial Committee. The Committee will then take the recommendations to the Cabinet for further deliberations.

These plans that were announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa made the President look untrustworth.

A leader needs to stick to his promise so that he can be trusted. He had promised that the vaccination would not be compulsory .

There are some members of the community who are not able to take the jab for various reasons such as health . Forcing them to take the jabs will be harsh. The government should identify ways of encouraging more people to get vaccinated , not forcing them.

There are still a lot of people who are not documented and who have not got vaccinated . It the government needs to increase the figures of those vaccinated , it needs to make the vaccination drive as open as possible .

There should be the placement of vaccination centers in communities for those who are not documented. Forcing people to get vaccinated against their will create doubts regarding the intentions of the government.

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