Actress Rami Chuene. Image via Twitter @ramichuene

Actress Rami Chuene. Image via Twitter @ramichuene

Rami Chuene: ‘I almost died’ from the COVID-19 vaccine

The former ‘Muvhango’ actress says she is not discouraging people to get vaccinated, but the first five days after her jab were ‘hell’ and that she used to call her doctor at 1am.

Actress Rami Chuene. Image via Twitter @ramichuene

Actress Rami Chuene. Image via Twitter @ramichuene

Former The Queen actress Rami Chuene has revealed that she “almost died” after she got her COVID 19 vaccine last month.

Chuene told her followers on Instagram that the first four to five days after getting the jab were hell and that she is still recovering from some of the symptoms 26 days later.

Rami Chuene’s vaccine experience

She explained that some of the symptoms included numbness in her arm, fatigue and headaches.

The actress further emphasised that she was merely sharing her experience, but is looking forward to her second vaccination, and is not discouraging South Africans from taking the jab.

 The Isono BET_Africa actress was responding to @Mavumavu_91’s and @dr_lovelee’s tweets about people’s vaccine experiences.

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SA celebs’ opinions on vaccine


TV and radio personality Bonang Matheba flew to New York City to receive her vaccine while on a business trip.

Matheba shared her vaccine experience with her followers on her Instagram story on Thursday 27 May and captioned her story:

…1st order of business.

In the video, Matheba is seen pulling down her sleeve for a nurse who tells her to relax her arm before getting injected with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Matheba celebrated her birthday in the United States in June and has been enjoying her time in the streets of Manhattan, New York City.

Bonang Matheba’s Covid-19 vaccine Instagram story


Legendary songstress and humanitarian Yvonne ChakaChaka sparked fierce debates earlier this year (January 2021) on Twitter after questioning the production of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The media personality asked how the Covid-19 vaccine was produced quicker than the HIV and malaria vaccine.

She tagged the World Health Organisation (WHO), UN, World Economic Forum, and South African presidency and tweeted:

Vaccine, vaccine. We still don’t have one for malaria nor HIV, but in few months we have one for Covid.

Can someone tell me how possible is this?

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