Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli now alleges that some Tanzanians left the country to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, only for them to return home infected with a “strange” Coronavirus.
According to President Magufuli, vaccines are dangerous and some of them are neither important nor necessary for Tanzanians.
The East African Head of State warned the country’s health officials to be cautious while making a decision to accept any vaccinations.
“Mtatishwa sana ndugu zangu Watanzania. Lakini simameni imara. Ninajua wapo baadhi ya Watanzania wameondoka nje ya nchi na kukimbilia maeneo mengine na kwenda kuchanjwa na walipochanjwa huko wametuletea corona ambayo ni ya ajabu sana,” said Magufuli.
However, he did not reveal where the said Tanzanians went to get the alleged vaccination.
Magufuli, who was speaking during the launch of a public forest in Chato, Geita Province, questioned why foreign nations had not found vaccinations for AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis or even Cancer if indeed they had good intentions with the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Chanjo hazifai. Kama wazungu wangekua na uwezo wa kuleta chanjo, hata chanjo ya ukimwi ingekuwa imeshaletwa. Hata chanjo ya kifua kikuu, malaria ama cancer, ingekuwa ishapatikana.” He added.
The Tanzanian President cited the example of a country, which he did not name, stating that girls were vaccinated for what was claimed to be cervical cancer only to end up being infertile.
The second term president urged Tanzanians to put their trust in God, further bragging that the country has been COVID-free due to protection from God.
“Tuendelee kumuomba Mungu wetu huku tukichukua tahadhari za kiafya kadri tunavyoambiwa na wataalamu wetu. Tumeweza kukaa zaidi ya mwaka mzima bila Corona. Hata hapa hakuna aliyevaa barakoa. Mungu wetu yuko mblee ya shetani,” he added.