Minister Fikile Mbalula causes chaos with vaccine photo. An old picture of transport minister Fikile Mbalula being vaccinated had social media tongues wagging on Sunday and drew mixed reactions.
Mbalula posted the picture with the caption “vaccine”.The picture caused a buzz among social media users who suspected Mbalula was receiving the Covid-19 vaccine which arrived in the country last week.
Mbalula said the picture was “old” and he was to encourage people to have Covid-19 vaccinations when they become available.
“It is an old pic. Humorous,” said Mbalula.
“I was vaccinated for yellow fever many times.”
— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) February 7, 2021
Here are some of the reactions to the pic.:
Are you a frontline health worker?
— ghaleb cachalia. MP (@GhalebCachalia) February 7, 2021
— Dominique dHotman (@dhotman) February 7, 2021
I wouldn't post this if I were u (even as a joke) since the first batch of vaccines is for health workers and youre definitely not one
— Zizzy (@J0zigirl) February 7, 2021