A Johannesburg minister has defended Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s stance on COVID-19 vaccines. In a controversial prayer, the Chief Justice cautioned against COVID-19 vaccines that imprint the mark of Satan on people.
The country’s top judge was delivering the prayer at an event at the Tembisa Hospital, east of Johannesburg, that honoured those who died from COVID19-related complications.
Reverend Kelvin Harris leads the Bosmont Congregational Church.
He says, “And this is where I agree with Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. COVID-19 is holding the world in its grip. No person, no company, no group, no nation can benefit millions of billions of rand from any vaccine, otherwise such vaccine is from the devil.”
Human rights group, Africa for Palestine, lodged yet another complaint against the Chief Justice with the Judicial Service Commission.
Social media abuzz after Mogoeng’s prayer
Meanwhile, social media was abuzz after the video emerged of Mogoeng’s prayer.
Mogoeng called on higher powers to intervene in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I lock out every demon of COVID-19. I lock out any vaccine that is not of you. If there be any vaccine that is of the devil, meant to infuse 666 in the lives of people, meant to corrupt your DNA, any such vaccine, Lord God Almighty, may it be destroyed by fire.”
South Africa is in the second wave of infections and has registered the most infections and COVID-19-related deaths on the continent.
Government is studying the data of numerous candidates before purchasing a vaccine.
Mogoeng also added that it is an embarrassment that corruption by government officials has been rife during the coronavirus pandemic.
He says now is the time for South Africans to find solutions to numerous allegations of corruption in government.
The video below is Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s keynote address at Tembisa Hospital’s thanksgiving function:
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