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Deputy President Mabuza leads a COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Outreach visit in the Enhlanzeni District

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Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on COVID-19 Vaccines, will tomorrow, Thursday, 23 September 2021, undertake an oversight visit to Mpumalanga Province, to engage on strategic interventions aimed at reaching population immunity through vaccination.

The vaccination rollout visit to Mpumalanga follows the outreach visits undertaken by the Inter-Ministerial Committee to Gauteng and North West as the provinces identified as lagging behind in the vaccination rollout programme. The Ehlanzeni District, in Mpumalanga has achieved just under 25% of vaccination coverage of the target population eligible for vaccination.

Members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 vaccines will accompany the Deputy President and engage with other communities in the surrounding area and encourage citizens to get vaccinated.

Deputy President Mabuza will be accompanied by the Minister in The Presidency, Mr Mondli Gungubele, the Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla, the Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Mostoaledi, the Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo as well as the Deputy Minister of State Security, Mr Zizi Kodwa.

Members of the media are invited to cover the outreach visit led by Deputy President Mabuza as follows:

Part 1

Courtesy visit to the Matsamo Tribal Authority 

Date: Thursday, 23 September 2021 
Time: 09h00
Venue: KaMatsamo Tribal Authority Office

Part 2

Deputy President Mabuza interaction with the Matsamo Traditional Council & Headmen 

Date: Thursday, 23 September 2021
Time: 09h30
Venue: KaMatsamo Tribal Authority Offices 

Part 3

Walkabout at the Matsamo Village and Community mobilisation

Date: Thursday, 23 September 2021
Time 10h00
Venue: KaMatsamo (Schoemansdal) 

Media in attendance.

Media door-stop at the end of the programme.

The visit will also be streamed live on various government social platforms.

For accreditation please contact Sam Bopape on 082 318 5251 and Tshiamo Selomo on 078 260 0957 

Media enquiries: Matshepo Seedat - 082 679 9473

Issued by: The Presidency