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First vaccine-related death confirmed by Sahpra

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First vaccine-related death confirmed by Sahpra

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has revealed that one person has died following vaccination with the Covid-19 Vaccine Janssen.

The patient was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, which is a rare disorder where the body’s immune system damages the nervous system.

Saphra said that due to patient confidentiality, no details regarding the case could be shared.

This is the first death directly linked to the vaccine while there are over 100 deaths reported, they are not directly linked to the vaccine.

Sahpra CEO, Dr Boitumelo Semete said the causality assessment of the reported case was conducted by the Nisec using the World Health Organization’s methodology.

One SA leader Maimane robbed at Cape Town bar

Mmusi Maimane, One South Africa Movement leader, says he is recovering from a traumatic experience after being robbed at a Cape Town bar in Claremont last night.

Three gunmen stormed into the bar and demanded that all patrons lie on the ground and started robbing them one by one.

They proceeded to order the bartender to hand over cash while forcing patrons to get under their tables. Patrons were robbed of cellphones, bags, and jewellery.

Maimane said that while no one was hurt, the incident was a stark reminder of the high levels of crime in the country and the need for urgent action to address it.

Eskom cuts supply to Khayelitsha following extortion

Eskom has cut the power for Harare residents in Khayelitsha, with immediate effect after workers were asked to pay a protection fee of R20 000 by alleged gangsters.

Workers were working to restore electricity on Sunday when they were allegedly approached by armed men.

According to residents, the area has not had electricity since Friday afternoon. Eskom’s acting general manager Mbulelo Yedwa said they were engaging community leaders and business forums to find solutions to resolve the matter.

Written by: Kelly-Jane Turner

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