March Against COVID-19 vaccine in Durban CBD
uMkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA), the People’s Revolutionary Movement (PRM), ANC, Land Party and Stop 5G International, along with independent anti-vaccine groups, gathered at the King Dinizulu Park in Durban to march collectively, to raise concerns around what they deem to be untested COVID-19 vaccines.
The protected march brought Durban to a standstill for period of just over five hours. The MKMVA pronounced that they objected strongly to the manner in which government is rolling out the vaccine program saying that the method infringed on basic human rights.
MKMVA representative, Dabulamanzi Dludlu said that uMkhonto Wesizwe is against the COVID-19 vaccinations.
“Comrades as we are gathered here today, we as uMkhonto Wesizwe, we are against the vaccination, we are against the wearing of masks. We are against the mandatory of wearing masks. People are denied access to places if they are not wearing masks, you cannot buy food if you are not wearing a mask, we are against that!” Dludlu said.
PRM president, Nhlanhla Buthelezi encouraged churches to open to their full capacity and not restrict congregants to 250 or less for indoor or 500 or less for outdoor gatherings as per the latest Alert Level 2 restrictions.
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“Today we declare that the closure of the churches is no more, starting from today we are starting a defiance campaign, anyone who wants to worship should go and worship the way a person feels and wants in a church. Do not count people who are coming to worship God,” Buthelezi said.
Various groups gathered in Durban yesterday to march against the use of surgical masks, highlighting the alleged health threats that masks pose to the public #COVID19 #PeoplesVaccine https://t.co/DCiFcqJfAP
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Louise Tholet from Anti-Vaccine group said she decided to join the march to create awareness around the dangers of vaccines.
“I am here today because I am against the vaccine, the vaccine is not tested, you are the test, it has never been tested, you are the rats, we are rats they are testing it on us, I am here to make people aware of that. I have got my human rights, and no one is going to put anything in my body,” said Tholet.
The protesters have now arrived at Durban High Court to hand over the memorandum. Plans have changed as they’ll no longer go to City Hall.
— IzikoDUT (@izikodut) September 27, 2021