Muslim Association of SA & Jamiat SA Join Forces to Encourage More South Africans to Take COVID-19 Vaccine Jab

Following the official launch of government’s Vooma Vaccination weekend in Katlehong by President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa (JUSA) and the Muslim Association of South Africa’s (MASA) have joined forces in the vaccination drive to encourage more South Africans to take the COVID-19 jab.

Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Thursday night urging leaders to participate in Vooma Vaccination Weekends to increase the country’s vaccination rate.

Ramaphosa raised concerns over the country’s vaccine programme but has also come with suggestions on how to navigate this challenge.

In a statement, Masa says their campaign will form part of a series of outreaches under this banner in which leadership from across the political spectrum, faith-based formations, civil society, traditional leaders, labour and business will mobilise communities to stay safe by being vaccinated. 

Masa’s Arshad Bodiat says South Africans must work together to end the pandemic and recover better together for a more equal future. 

“If we are united, we can emerge from this crisis stronger and safer and get back on track to ending extreme poverty. We cannot lose momentum in our quest to vaccinate the nation, because this is now a collective responsibility” 

According to the statement, JUSA is also part of the Religious Forum Against COVID-19 (RFA) – an inter-faith collaboration of various religious communities standing together under the #VaxuMzanizi campaign to fight the spread of the pandemic alongside all civil society structures. 

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