A Cape Town based Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) company has erected an anti-vaccine billboard on Beach Road in Milnerton.
San-I-tize specializes in the direct importation and distribution of medical and emergency supplies to state and private hospitals, governments and the private sector, according to the company’s website.
The controversial messaging on the billboard reads:
“In Gates you trust. In God we trust. No vaccines here for us.”
According to a report by Cape Talk the City of Cape Town has indicated that the billboard is illegal, however not because of the message it displays, but because the company did not apply for authorisation.
“The anti-vaccination message falls outside of the City’s authority to deal with,” the City said.
Commenting on the matter during an interview on Cape Talk GOOD Party’s Brett Herron said the misinformation on the billboard contravenes regulations which prohibit the spreading of misinformation.
“The Bill Gates conspiracy is brought into it… there’s a picture of him. There’s an implied message that Bill Gates is implanting some chip in our bodies, and we should avoid the vaccine on that basis,” he said.
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— Murad (@mehbkaratay) June 29, 2021