An ANC councilor in eThekwini is in hot water to say that there is no Covid-19, that 5G cellphone towers kill people, and that white people have already been vaccinated.
In an audio clip circulated on social media, 24 Councilor Sifiso Mngadi says: “As representatives of eThekwini, we need to take action against this epidemic. It’s not about Covid. We’re getting this thing from the 5G towers,[some] built during this period in preparation for the second wave.
“Maybe we, as councillors, need to call a special council meeting, take a decision to disconnect all 5G towers from eThekwini.
“White people had been vaccinated about five months before. There was a truck delivering the vaccine in bottles, and white people from all over the province, including places like Ixopo and Vryheid, went there to collect the boxes. It was only offered to white people.”
Mngadi said that once the 5G towers have been disconnected, there will be no more illness in eThekwini.
“This thing of sitting around waiting for Zweli Mkhize, Ramaphosa… Let’s just detach the 5G towers. They were disconnected in other nations.”
Mngadi indicated that the eThekwini Disaster and Information Technology Departments must disconnect, failing which “we will all die.”
DA eThekwini Caucus Leader Nicole Graham has lodged a formal complaint with the Council Speaker about the remarks made by Mngadi.
“This is a very disturbing voicenote and claim, even for councillor Mngadi. He is known to be eccentric. It is also dangerous. We can’t have communities, especially those that are vulnerable, already facing serious health challenges, believing that Covid-19 is not real or being persuaded by this form of propaganda,” she said.
Graham said the DA hoped there would be an investigation to ensure that public representatives did not get away with such behaviour.
Mngadi confirmed to TimesLIVE that he recorded the voicenote, and that he stood by his comments.
“Yes, it comes from me. I made more research about it. I know the matter of Pavilion [shopping centre], I know. I was at the garage, a truck came and parked and white people came and took boxes. You can see that it was for white people only. We sat with the garage staff and the process took about five hours. It adds up now; they were being given vaccines,” Mngadi claimed.
Mngadi could not give an answer when asked by TimesLIVE how he knew the contents of the boxes were a vaccine for Covid-19.
Mngadi is being deployed by the ANC in the city.
Bheki Ntuli, the party leader in the region, asked for time on Monday to listen to the clip. By the time it was published, he had not responded.
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala spoke clearly about “5G conspiracies” at a media briefing on Sunday. Zikalala encouraged people to think about the virus for themselves.