COVID-19 Strikes 4th Member of the Executive in a Week

Written by on 12 January, 2021

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has tested positive for Covid-19.

He took the test after showing some symptoms yesterday.

The presidency says as per the Covid-19 regulations, Mthembu as well as those who have come in contact with him will immediately self-quarantine.

Mthembu is the fourth member of the Executive who has tested positive for the virus in the past week. The presidency added that the minister remains in high spirits.

He went on Twitter to give an update and also thanks all South Africans who wished him a speedy recovery.

“Today I visited the Military hospital in Tshwane to get medical attention for an abdominal pain . After undergoing some tests , I tested positive for Covid 19 . Plans are afoot to get all my family members and close associates tested as well,” tweeted Mthembu.

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