On Sunday morning, Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Counsellor Zhao Baogang announced that an Air Zimbabwe plane landed in Beijing to collect and transport 200,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The ambassador shared an image of the plane at the airport, waiting to be loaded with the doses of the Sinopharm vaccine which is set to be administered to Zimbabweans this coming week.
The post elicited a number of responses from people across the board who shared their feelings and conspiracy theories on the Covid-19 vaccine as well as the trip to get the vaccine.
Surprisingly, however, the post also attracted the attention of South Africans, Namibians and other African countries. These nationals used the post to fume at the governments for failing to run functional national airlines like Zimbabwe. Others highlighted that the Zimbabwean government seemed to be making better progress in acquiring the Covid-19 vaccine than supposedly more functional countries.
Below are some of the reactions from South Africas, Namibians and nationals from other African countries.
So Zim bought 600000 vaccines and China donated 200000. Then the rest of the citizens will get their dozes in South Africa. It must be nice being Zimbabwe 🙈🤪 https://t.co/NdvOUvYX63
— Zakhele (@JeleJele89) February 14, 2021
— Jude 👣 (@burckson_jude) February 14, 2021
— Music Lover!!! (@Mr_HUMA) February 14, 2021
SAA let Emirates do it 💔 https://t.co/OUCOFFPV1l
— Member of the Cult (@Sbu_Fo) February 14, 2021
Shocked that Zimbabwe has money to run an airline. https://t.co/ybzt22JTE9
— Unathi Kwaza (@Unathi_Kwaza) February 14, 2021
In South Africa we would be able to fetch it ourself be we don’t have an Airline https://t.co/wvsX6giFCz
— Aaahh!!! Saqhwithi (@kingmanelisi) February 14, 2021
That will be more than enough as we know zimbabwe has less than 100k population the rest lives in SA https://t.co/92mBzFpzVM
— 𝑺𝒊𝒃𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒊𝒔𝒐✍️🇿🇦 (@Wonaldo07) February 14, 2021
Zimbabwe still has an airline and we don’t? Lol. Oshili ne https://t.co/Nmrq0ShcVH
— Fua Fua Ndilula (@MwahafarN) February 14, 2021
Saddens me that we’ll be watching all our neighbors getting vaccinated when all we get is assurance from the Minister that we’ve made plans to procure a vaccine! Le donations di a pala, who are our allies?? https://t.co/ihALET9awm
— Big Fred (@patimilefred) February 14, 2021
— #EndSARS ANON🇳🇬🇬🇧 (@Baybbie) February 14, 2021
Airzim, South Africa should take note, a national carrier is used is such cases https://t.co/kwP5W0HBFB
— Senzo Prince Mdletshe (@OtonoDuke) February 14, 2021
Zimbabwe sends their airline to fetch vaccine but here we send foreign airlines because Cyril Ramaphosa and Pravin Gordhan destroyed our airline. You wonder why we get expired vaccine https://t.co/wJsCoyf6uR
— Banele (@Gentlements) February 14, 2021
— Lord Muguba🇳🇦 (@MugubaEsq) February 14, 2021
Even Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 Airline is still operational! Namibia on its way to a Failed State? https://t.co/AbFLjwyn3l
— Dr. Job Shipululo AMUPANDA (@Shipululo) February 14, 2021
Mbuae that other country how is it even going to transport its doses of vaccines without an airline?? https://t.co/ufdvsg0XWy
— Mel Se Laaitie 😍 (@F_Nangula) February 14, 2021
Air Zimbabwe, not Fly Emirates, Air Zimbabwe, let that sink in. They are definitely bringing home proper vaccines, not some Himalayan salt infused water that expires before even been rollout. https://t.co/QYTjnzxycg
— Seshego Sa MajaTladi (@SeshegoR) February 14, 2021
Ausi @Sophie_Mokoena @samkelemaseko at least you guys still have a national airline. South Africa no longer have any national airplanes! They collapsed them to the ground!😂 #Ramaphosa https://t.co/uvLNpsuhbe
— Ronald Rikhotso (@RonaldRikhotso1) February 14, 2021
Zimbabwe owns an airline and SA destroyed its own https://t.co/WJgeRY98QL
— Khandani Msibi (@KhandaniM) February 14, 2021
Even Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 has its own airline but we have Pravin Gordhan destroying our SAA saying its not profitable but they hiding the Financials https://t.co/J4kQje5RlY
— AskariMatamela (@AskariMatamela) February 14, 2021