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The chairman of the Pirates of PSL and Orlando, Irvin Khoza, advocates South

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Orlando Pirates and Premier Soccer League chairman Irvin Khoza has delivered a mass scream to South Africans after receiving his Covid-19 vaccination on Monday.

Khoza was one of several thousand older people who received the sting as phase 2 of the national rollout bagan in the ongoing fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 73-year-old veteran soccer administrator was among the seniors who lined up for the vaccine Munsieville Center for the Aged in Krugersdorp yesterday.

Since then, he has urged South Africans to join the vaccination process to secure the future of international trade and travel.

“The effectiveness of vaccines is beyond question. Over the years, vaccines have helped us as a country keep the doctor off and build a healthy nation,” the club’s website said.

“The world has become a village. International trade and travel are at a level where we must defend ourselves against diseases that may be far from home and yet spread like wildfire around the world.

“The world’s health security is mandatory. Every single person in the world is vulnerable. I took the vaccine not only for my safety, but also for the safety of everyone who will come into contact with me.

“There are certain important things in life that won’t work if we don’t work together. Just like road safety depends on all drivers obeying the rules, vaccines work when we do them as a collective.

“When it is your time to vaccinate, please do your part. We have almost worked miracles in all of us doing what we have to do. This is one of those moments.”

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Janet Smith