‘Can I close my eyes?’ Ramaphosa has Covid-19 jab with Khayelitsha hospital staff

Labour ward sister Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi became the first healthworker in SA to be vaccinated against Covid-19 on Wednesday.
She was injected with the Johnson & Johnson vaccination at Khayelitsha District Hospital in the Western Cape, watched by health minister Zweli Mkhize and Western Cape health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo.
Mkhize and President Cyril Ramaphosa were then vaccinated alongside 16 health workers, including emergency medicine physician Dr Sa’ad Lahri, housekeeping staffer Mavuyo Mpambani and administration clerk Cwengisa Dadirai.
As a nurse prepared to vaccinate Ramaphosa in his upper left arm, he jokingly asked: "Can I close my eyes?" His vaccination was accompanied by the sounds of scores of camera shutters and followed by a round of applause.