Johannesburg – South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha is living up to her reputation as a champion of humanitarian work, with Unicef and Cotton On Foundation goodwill ambassador fronting a drive to get one million COVID-19 vaccines to marginalised and vulnerable people.
On social media, the Coming 2 America star said she was “excited, honoured and humbled to be a part of something so big and impactful that will touch the world’s most marginalised communities”.
“One thing this pandemic has shown us is that it was not the great equaliser, in fact it lifted the lid of invisibility to show the vast inequities and the gross inequalities that continue to not only plague the African continent but communities around the world,” she added.
Mbatha said vaccination was the new “global morality test” on how those who have access to it in abundance treat those who cannot afford it.
“It’s so important to keep saying that Covid is not over for anyone until it is over for everyone, for how can we say we are moving forward when so many are left behind,” she said. “It is particularly heartbreaking to see how communities across Africa are being left behind in the vaccine race and it’s imperative that we protect those most in need, so that children can continue schooling and community life can continue.
“As a longstanding friend of the Cotton On Foundation who have a long history of commitment to true social upliftment, I am proud to support them in their partnership with Unicef to help deliver 1 million vaccines to the world’s most vulnerable people.”
And her legion of fans has been hailing her commitment to the vulnerable.
“I’m so so humbled and proud of you Mother Africa Shandu Elihle Mthiya Mbatha besingaba yini kodwa ngaphandle kwakho our fathers, Mothers and grandparents recently got vaccinated in the name of the Lord you work so hard to make sure that your voice is head to the right direction and to be able to make it happen, you are leading by an excellent,” said one fan on Instagram.
In 2020, Mbatha partnered Cotton On Foundation in its education-based projects across Africa.