Local rappers and sworn enemies AKA and Cassper Nyovest have shared their different views about the incoming Covid-19 vaccine
Judging from the words of President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Covid-19 vaccine will be in South Africa sooner rather than later. Plans are already afoot on how the much-needed vaccine will be rolled out to South African citizens and the discussion on many timelines has revealed that many people have mixed feelings about taking the vaccine. Even our biggest celebrities have lent their voices to the discussion and it seems as if there are two camps building.
Cassper Nyovest is for the vaccine
One celebrity who will be wasting no time once the vaccine is available is Cassper Nyovest. The Tito Mboweni hitmaker shared his feelings on social media where he revealed that despite the hesitance from some camps, he is looking to secure his health as soon as possible.
Replying to a fan on Twitter who asked his feelings on the vaccine, Nyovest wrote, “Do I have a choice, my friend? In the bigger picture, I’m just a civilian like you. I am going to do what I am told to do cause I would like things to go back to normal so I can go back to work and feed my family. I also want to travel and apparently, vaccines will be mandatory.”
Considering that the entertainment industry has been hit hard by the lockdown, it’s no surprise that Cassper would like to see things return to “normal” as soon as possible so that events can resume.
Do I have a choice my friend? In the bigger picture, I'm just a civilian like you. I am going to do what I am told to do cause I would like things to go back to normal so I can go back to work and feed my family. I also want to travel and apparently vaccines will be mandatory. https://t.co/2oWF1XLBn6
— R.M Phoolo (@casspernyovest) January 11, 2021
AKA does not trust the vaccine!
Meanwhile, on the other side of the fence lies Cassper’s sworn rival, AKA. The self-proclaimed Supa Mega had to deal with his own bout of Covid-19 last year. Although he recovered, he has since shared his doubts about the information we are receiving regarding the transmission of the virus and it came as no surprise that he doubted the vaccine’s efficacy as well.
He shared a cryptic tweet which read, “When I said “don’t replace your faith in God with a faith in Science” y’all looked at me crazy.” before backing it up with a sarcastic reply when a fan tried to put him in his place, as he wrote, “You right. Actually my bad, there is absolutely no reason whatsoever for us to not trust the western world’s intentions for Africa & for Africans. I mean, when have they ever let us down?”
AKA had previously caused a stir on social media when he wrote about asymptomatic transmission of Covid-19. “He said in December, Where is the PROOF that someone can infect another person with a deadly virus without showing ANY symptoms of the virus that they are carrying? Does that even make sense? How does that even sound logical?”
Which side of this controversial vaccine discussion are you on?
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