29 October 2021
By Bongani Khanyile-Luthuli
On 21 September the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) requested all information from the Department of Health (DoH) and the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) regarding its authorisation of the experimental roll out of vaccinations on the South African Public. No response was received in the statutory 30 day period.
Instead the DoH proceeded to proudly and defiantly roll out a vaccination programme for children for 12 to 17 year olds based almost, if not entirely on US FDA and WHO recommendations and assessment of the Pfizer product known as “Comirnaty” of Pfizer / Biontech for children aged 12 – 17 years of age.
On the 19th October 2021 the ACDP sent correspondence to the DoH and SAHPRA demanding that the DoH suspend its roll out of vaccinating children in the 12- to 17-year-old age group.
The correspondence complained in effect that the decision of SAHPRA on or about the 10th of September 2021 in which SAHPRA granted authorization for the use of the product known as “Comirnaty” of Pfizer / Biontech for children aged 12 – 17 years of age, was contrary to the best interests of children and that children were being used as a shield to protect adult society when adult society should be protecting children.
On the 8th of October 2021 the FREE THE CHILDREN SAVE THE NATION NPC lodged an appeal in terms of Section 24A (1) of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, No 101 of 1965, (“the Act”) against the decisions of SAHPRA, including trials on children from 6 months old, the most vulnerable in society.
Notwithstanding the noting of the appeal, the DoH persisted with the roll-out of a comprehensive and fast-tracked plan to vaccinate the children of South Africa.
The DoH was given until Thursday the 21st October 2021 to furnish the ACDP with a written undertaking that it will stop the vaccination of children pending the appeal or else an urgent application would be launched for an interim interdict to prevent the DoH and health practitioners from administering Covid-19 vaccinations on children pending the finalisation of the appeal.
The DoH and SAHPRA neither acknowledged nor responded to the said correspondence.
In fact the DoH and its Acting DG, Nicholas Crisp (Crisp), who has not committed to vaccinate his own daughter, doubled down on the Nation’s Children and their parents.
Then SAHPRA held a meeting with FREE THE CHILDREN SAVE THE NATION NPC on Tuesday 26 October 2021 to resolve the issue but the CEO unlawfully refused to make a decision for another 30 days.
The ACDP and the FREE THE CHILDREN SAVE THE NATION NPC were forced by the DoH, SAHPRA and Crisp to apply to court for an urgent interdict pending the internal appeal to SAHPRA.
The ACDP and FREE THE CHILDREN SAVE THE NATION NPC argue amongst others that:
Medical science agrees that children are effectively at no risk of serious illness or death when infected with the SARS -COV-2 virus and that there is no need to vaccinate children against the SARS-COV-2 virus for their own protection or safety.
Vaccinating children by way of an unproven Emergency Use Authorisation (“EUA”) vaccine and / or conducting trials on children to test the efficacy and /or effectiveness of the vaccine against SARS-COV-2 in children can never be in the best interests of children.
There is mounting evidence that children who are vaccinated with the vaccine against SARS-COV-2 suffer vaccine injuries and death, especially from myocarditis.
According to expert evidence excess deaths in the UK, USA and Israel amongst vaccinated children and particularly boys are mounting.
There is no scientific, reasonable or rational reason for children to be vaccinated against the covid virus currently, and until the appeal against SAHPRA’s decision to roll the vaccine, which will focus on the medical evidence as to the relative benefits and risks of vaccination, has been completed and can prove otherwise, children have to be protected according to their constitutional, human and obvious rights.
The ACDP has accordingly served urgent court papers in the High Court Pretoria on the DoH, Crisp and SAHPRA, to seek an order interdicting and restraining the rollout pending the internal appeal before SAHPRA.
The application will be heard on Tuesday 9 November 2021.
For media enquiries please contact:
* Bongani Luthuli, ACDP NEC Member, Cell: 076-100-4051.
* Steve Swart MP, ACDP Chief Whip, Cell: 083-285-6290.