DA to take national government to Human Rights Commission over slow vaccine rollout

The DA say it will approach the South African Human Rights Commission to urgently launch an investigation into what it called government’s “tardy and criminally slow” vaccine rollout strategy. The party says that this is in addition to the decision it took to explore further legal challenges against the South African government on the matter. DA Health spokesperson, Siviwe Gwarube, says South Africa began its vaccine rollout exactly seven weeks ago with the Johnson & Johnson Sisonke trial. Gwarube says that to date, just over 269,000 healthcare workers had been vaccinated, which is a fraction of the target which had been downgraded to 600,000 from just over one million.