'It was just a little needle prick!' Nurse relives making Covid-19 vaccine history

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Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi is South Africa's first recipient and wants people to know that it's safe to have the jab. (Photo: GCIS)
Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi is South Africa's first recipient and wants people to know that it's safe to have the jab. (Photo: GCIS)

She knew something big was happening. The hospital was buzzing with activity and members of the media and camera crews were everywhere.

Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi ignored the commotion and went about doing her rounds in the labour ward at Khayelitsha District Hospital.

When her manager later told her President Cyril Ramaphosa and health minister Zweli Mkhize were visiting the hospital that day, it all made sense.

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