Media invitation from the South African Police Service (SAPS)

To: All media

LAUNCH OF VACCINATION PROGRAMME FOR POLICE OFFICERS

Pretoria,04 July 2021: On Monday 05 July 2021, the South African Police Service (SAPS) will kick-off its vaccination roll out programme.

Police Minister, General Bheki Cele together with the Acting Minister of Health, Mmamoloko Kubayi and the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla Sitole will lead the SAPS COVID-19 vaccination launch.

Minister Cele and General Sitole will form part of the first group of police officers and SAPS personnel, who will be vaccinated on the day.

The SAPS plans to vaccinate over 180 000 employees at the 108 registered vaccination sites across the country, starting from the 8th of July 2021.

This is part of Government’s National COVID-19 vaccination programme to vaccinate the general population, frontline workers in the security cluster and occupational-health workplace services.

Members of the media are invited to attend the launch.

Details are as follows:

Date: Monday, 05 July 2021
Time: 07:30 for 08:00
Venue: Orlando Stadium, Soweto, Gauteng.

Members of the media are requested to RSVP to Colonel Athlenda Mathe via WhatsApp on 0820408808 by Sunday,04 July 2021@14:00.

Media enquiries
Ms Lirandzu Themba
Police Ministry Spokesperson
0826049080

Hlengiwe Nhlabathi-Mokota
Acting Health Ministry Spokesperson
064 754 8426