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With the J&J Jab Stalled in South Africa, EFF Party Leader Julius Malema Calls on Government to Approve Chinese, Russian Vaccines

One day after the South African government suspended the rollout of the U.S.-made Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to worries about blood clots, opposition leader and head of the Economic Freedom Fighters party Julius Malema called on the government to grant emergency approval for the use of Chinese and Russian vaccines.

The often bombastic Malema went on to warn President Cyril Ramaphosa that if he didn’t something, and fast, that it could lead to violence. “Let people choose which vaccines they want to use… Cyril must buy vaccines and vaccinate our people, otherwise, we are going to the streets,” he said.

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