Muluzi, Malawi media managers get Covid-vaccine AstraZaneca

Former president Bakili Muluzi has become the latest high profile figure in the country to get Covid-19 AstraZaneca vaccine.

Muluzi getting his Covid-19 AstraZaneca vaccine.

Director of Health and Social Services for Blantyre Dr. Gift Kawalazira administered the jab on Muluzi on Monday at his BCA Hill residence in Blantyre.

The high spirited Muluzi cracked jokes as he took the life saving jab in a televised event.

This comes at a time the debate on whether one has to take AstraZeneca Vaccine or not rages across the nation.

Influential persons in the country have jumped on the frontline to demonstrate the essence of taking the vaccine coming from the background of deaths that have robbed the country of its dear sons and daughters.

On March 11, President Lazarus Chakwera and his Vice Dr Saulos  Chilima led the nation by becoming the first citizens to receive the vaccine.

Four days later, Muluzi received his AstraZeneca jab and endorsed it as safe.

“I have personally decided to receive the vaccine particularly taking into consideration the devastation CoronaVirus is causing across the globe. Let me also say that over 2.6 million people across the globe have succumbed to the pandemic and in our country, over 1000 people as of yesterday have lost their lives, these are our loved ones.

“So I want to give an example to my fellow Malawians that there’s nothing to fear about the vaccine. There are so many myths surrounding this but I took this opportunity to demonstrate that it is safe,” said Muluzi, who governed Malawi from 1994 to 2004.

Muluzi’s gesture bears yet another testimony that it is safer to take the vaccine than face adverse effects of the pandemic.

International media has reported that Kenya is battling the third wave of the pandemic, which to date has already claimed 12 lives.

During the ceremony, Muluzi’s family members and associates also received the jabs. They included United Democratic Front (UDF) first vice-president Lance Mbewe.

Media managers were also invited by the Blantyre DHO to take the vaccine at Muluzi’s residence. They included Times Group editor-in-chief George Kasakula, Daily Times editor Rex Chikoko, Nation Publications Limited deputy chief executive officer Alfred Mtonga and Weekend Nation editor Steve Nhlane.

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Kamchiputu
4 months ago

Leaving out traditional leaders to be part of the front liners to receive the jab is a wrong strategy and the vaccination campaign may face resistance from the public. Don’t do what the West is doing as people in that region trust their politicians while here in Malawi people trust their traditional leaders more than politicians.

Mastala
Mastala
4 months ago

Chakwera forced him. He didn’t want

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
4 months ago

Be careful. Nobody can verify that it was indeed astrazeneca in the syringe olo jackison amene akuwabaya makosanawa. it could be just water, nkumanamiza wanthu, with the aim to entice them. All of them including ma president athuwa

Lizulu Gomani
Lizulu Gomani
4 months ago

Malawi would have resources to better prepared our health system to cope if Muluzi had not institutional corruption in Malawi

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
4 months ago
Reply to  Lizulu Gomani

paja ndalama za VISION 2020 HEALTH FOR ALL
zinaumbudzidwa nda azizake acina GOODALL GONDWE.
Pano tinakamupempedzabe mpaka kufuna kulowetsapo cipwadza Atupele. kobisalila kuti ndiwabwino iyeyu.
Muluzi anaononga dziko.
Health for all anangodzilemeretsa nayo .nde kupusa kwa ife a malawi tikadamuombera mmanja.
BOLA ADAKAMWA NAO NCAPE UJA. NDE HEALTH FOR ALL YAKE UYUYU UYU. MXIIII

Arthur Yo-yo
Arthur Yo-yo
4 months ago
Reply to  nafundo zalo

look at the photos of Muluzi’s house, when Chakwera went to see him. Muluzi is living in a palace, more luxurious than of any other former Presidents and the State Residences. Corruption pays. Corrupt Muluzi made billions in corrupt deals.

Malawi Timkonde
Malawi Timkonde
4 months ago

I think Muluzi will never see prison

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
4 months ago

zikuoneka kuti omwe ankadya ka anadya nao ndomwe akanali mu bomawa kukhala ngati mlandu wa khoswe okhala pa n khate.
mpaka kuzakhalaso STATE FUNERAL. MXIII. and continue spending more on this embezzler old dude. thats Mw. ndani analowakt mu khoti ku mabwana athu. nthawi zose
ma file asowa
akudwala
palibe umboni okwanila
adjourned
commissions.
basi natural deaths milandu ya mabwana

Soweto.
Soweto.
4 months ago

Muluzi will be judged by God for all his many crimes – corruption, tribalism and nepotism. This is a man dripping in corruption.

Chikopa cha Mbuzi
4 months ago

Koma tsopano France, Italy etc akunkana jakisoni ameneyi chifukwa akupha anthu. Life anyapapi tikti tidzibayanani. Ambuye Yesu bwerani msanga mudzatitenge!

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

It was a political gimmick because of Brexit, they wanted to punish England…

Arthur Yo-yo
Arthur Yo-yo
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

You are right my brother

Assange WikiLeaks
4 months ago

Amene mukukana mukadzadwala mukachirire kwa prophet Mbewe. Osadzapita ku chipatala ayi. Mukadzafa mukadziyike nokha chifukwa mwafuna kudwala ndi kufako.

Emsipi
Emsipi
4 months ago

Anthu andale mumabayidwa jakisoni wopanda kanthu. Ife tikabwela nde mutibaye zoopsazo

Assange WikiLeaks
4 months ago
Reply to  Emsipi

Chitsiru china ndi ichi kuganiza mobwerera.

Sniper
Sniper
4 months ago
Reply to  Emsipi

who is forcing you?

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
4 months ago
Reply to  Emsipi

You seem dull, am sorry to say this…m

FEW GOOD MEN
FEW GOOD MEN
4 months ago
Reply to  Mzozodo

Dull is you and your ass my friend

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