MAHIKENG - North West Premier Job Mokgoro and his Public Works MEC Saliva Molapisi have tested positive for COVID-19 and gone into self-isolation.
The two officials will, however, continue to work from home.
The North West government says Mokgoro only has one symptom, which is a cough.
The news comes a day after North West Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs MEC Gordon Kegakilwe died from a COVID-19 related illness.
Kegakilwe was admitted to hospital with pneumonia on Sunday and suffered a heart attack a day later.
Meanwhile, the North West government has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare Kegakilwe’s funeral as a Provincial Official Funeral Category 1, in line with Government’s Funerals Policy as well as the COVID-19 guidelines that regulate how funerals are conducted during the lockdown.
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The Premier's office in the North West says he will continue to discharge his duties albeit remotely and has instructed members of the Premier’s Support Staff who have worked with him closely in the last two weeks to test; while taking the necessary precautions.— KhayelihleKhumalo (@KhayaJames) July 7, 2020