The government says it is taking the necessary steps to combat vaccine hesitancy as only eight percent of residents in Gauteng’s West Rand District have been vaccinated, so far.
It is one of the province’s worst-performing areas when it comes to getting the jab.
Deputy President David Mabuza stepped in to oversee operations in Kagiso Mall and Kagiso taxi rank on Thursday.
He says he will be visiting other provinces to ensure that almost 40 million people are vaccinated by the end of December.
Mabuza also assured South Africans that health authorities are monitoring the new C1.2 variant
In other news – Mass shooting sparks fears of more attacks in Umlazi
The killing of 11 people within a week in Umlazi has sparked fears of further attacks in the area.
On Sunday, six people were shot and killed at U-Section. Two days later, three gunmen opened fire inside a house in W-Section, killing five people. Learn more