Mantashe, wife test positive for COVID-19

File: Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe.

File: Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe.


JOHANNESBURG - Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe and his wife Nolwandle have tested positive for COVID-19.

Mantashe received his results on Tuesday.

The minister and his wife are in isolation.

The office of Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu says Mantashe will work from home.

It was his third round of tests to be conducted since the outbreak of this virus.

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Mthembu's office further stated that Mantashe has directed all members of his private office in government to also test.

"As we wish Minister and Mrs Mantashe a speedy recovery, we extend the same well wishes to the thousands of South Africans and their families who are also battling coronavirus," the office of the Minister in the Presidency said.

"To defeat this virus, we must all continue playing our part in observing the (World Health Organisation) WHO protocols of washing hands regularly, wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing."

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