Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that David Mabuza has been tasked with spearheading the COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan and team, as the first batch is expected to arrive in the coming weeks.
President of the African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa was the keynote speaker at the ANC Progressive Business Forum (PBF) on Tuesday, 19 January 2021. The purpose of the two-hour webinar was to have a conversation surrounding the current state of the economy and the pandemic.
One of the notable moments was when Ramaphosa, in his capacity as the President of the Republic of South Africa, announced that Deputy President David Mabuza has been tasked with heading the team responsible for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The first batch of vaccines is expected to arrive in South Africa in the coming weeks.
It has been months since the deputy president of the country has been publicly tasked with such an important matter. One of Mabuza’s most recent notable appearances in the public eye was in September 2020, when he suggested that Eskom is on the right course to resolving load-shedding.
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@MYANC PBF will on Tuesday, 19 January 2020 host a webinar on the economy and the Covid 19 Pandemic: Prospects & Plans for 2021 from 15h00 to 17h00. A special briefing from the ANC President @CyrilRamaphosa. To register for the webinar kindly kick on https://t.co/FmwQmzstZF pic.twitter.com/Y1qufk5vpU
— African National Congress #ANC109 (@MYANC) January 16, 2021
The IMC on Vaccination, to be chaired by Deputy President David Mabuza, will meet weekly to receive reports and intervene in unlocking any challenges that may be encountered during the implementation. President Cyril Ramaphosa will chair its first inaugural meeting. #PostCabinet pic.twitter.com/piCkzxCQIN
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) January 19, 2021