‘No to surgical masks’ campaign
Community activist group, The Unity Group led by Michael Southwood recently launched a ‘Burn-a-mask Campaign in KwaZulu-Natal and in Western Cape.
According to the group, surgical masks are harmful to human body as they contain a harmful chemical known as Graphene Oxide, which is said to cause congestion in human lungs that can lead to numerous chronic health disease among which, lung cancer is listed.
In a public march held at Sea Point Promenade, Cape Town members of The Unity Group were seen discouraging members of the public from wearing masks, and encouraging those insistent on wearing their masks to leave them at home, in future and that this was for their safety.
Group founder, Southwood proceeded to explain that they intended to escalate the non-compliance and garner more supporters in a bid to educate and discourage South African citizens who choose to comply with the governments laws on the wearing of masks and the the proposed mandatory vaccination and vaccine passports.
“People must stop wearing masks, that is all I am saying. This is the part of New World Order to control peoples lives. Ramaphosa is working for Western Countries to sabotage his nation using Covid-19, we have had enough as South African, he really must go,” he said.
This march comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa had commended the more than 353 000 people who heeded the call to be vaccinated against COVID-19 during the first Vooma Vaccination Weekend on Friday and Saturday, 01 and 02 October 2021.
Capetonians who were on the Sea Point Promenade did not hold the same views as The Unity Group, with some expressing that they felt unnecessarily harassed.
Police Commissioner for Western Cape, Thembisile Patekile, confirmed that a case of harassment had been opened after hundreds of anti-vaxxers gathered at Sea Point to protest against the possibility of a vaccine passport, were seen to be harassing passers-by.