Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on COVID-19 Vaccines will Today, 23 September 2021, undertake an oversight visit at KaMatsamo Tribal Authority Office in the Mpumalanga Province, at 09:00am to engage on strategic interventions aimed at increasing the number of Covid-19 vaccination uptake.
The visit by Deputy President Mabuza to the Mpumalanga province will include members of the IMC on Covid-19 Vaccines, who will visit members of the surrounding communities within the Ehlanzeni District.
For the past few days, South Africa has seen 37% overall decrease in new Covid-19 cases. Furthermore, about eight million citizens have been fully vaccinated and our country has seen the decrease of about 15% in hospitalisation.
The Mpumalanga province in particular, is amongst the provinces with the lowest proportion of adult population who are fully vaccinated.
In this regard, Deputy President Mabuza will receive updates on the status of the vaccination rollout programme in the province and also interact with various community leaders.
Deputy President Mabuza will be accompanied by the Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla, Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Home Affairs Dr Aaron Mostoaledi, Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and Deputy Minister of State Security, Zizi Kodwa.