May 24, 2024

Media briefing with KZN Premier Zikalala on Key Developments


On Monday morning, Minister Sihle Zikalala, the premier of Kwa Zulu Natal, held a media briefing to inform on Key Developments in the province.

Three out of five at age 50 have been fully vaccinated in the province in the age group of 12-17 years over 50% of them have registered to vaccinate but only 0.28% have come forward to vaccinate with those over 18 years slightly low and the MEC of health Nomagugu Simelane says they have been asking parents to encourage children to come and vaccinate and says the result may have been affected by the fact that schools are still operative and learners are busy with exams.

“We have managed to vaccinate about over 15 000 children for the duration of when it was first made eligible for them to vaccinate, they only receive one jab of the Pfizer vaccine after it was recommended by the scientist that for children one jab of the Pfizer vaccine is enough.” said Simelane.

The premier says they will be hosting an event that will create over 100 000 jobs hosted with Inter Africa Trade Fair.

Zikalala thanks the public of KZN for tolerating during elections, he says the right to vote should be protected and the law to take action on the deaths of candidates that were murdered during the time of the election campaigns.

Zikalala urges for parties to stop resolving issues with violence and follow the law he says all he wants to see in KZN and everywhere is peace and that the coalition or any party they will form a coalition with should be one that will bring and create peace. The premier calls for unity on political parties. The ANC ideologize posture at centre of coalition talks in special NEC meeting in Pretoria.

Department of health MEC Simelane is asking community to come out and vaccinate and as a result there are vouchers provided to those vaccinated and said there has been no complains or errors reported on the issues resulting to the forming of vouchers.