Zwelinzima Vavi tests positive for COVID-19

The South African Federation of Trade Unions General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, has tested positive for Coronavirus. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Saftu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has tested positive for COVID-19, he revealed on Thursday.

"All I had was a flu from Friday and it got worse by Saturday, Sunday. So I went to test just to be on the safe side.

"Not that I had any of the big signs like chest or respiratory problems, no nothing. Just a flu feeling a little bit down and out of my stride."

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He said he has no idea where he could have come into contact with the virus.

Vavi said he is in self-isolation until he recovers.

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