South Africa’s Energy Minister Tests Positive for Covid19

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  • South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Hon Gwede Mantashe, and his wife, Nolwandle Mantashe, have tested positive for Covid-19.
  • According to a statement by the Presidency, Mantashe and his wife received their test results yesterday.  
  • The minister and his wife are currently in isolation at home, where he will continue to work. 

Cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams confirmed that “This was the minister’s third round of tests to be conducted since the outbreak of this virus. The minister remains committed to a course of ensuring security of energy and petroleum products supply to society during this difficult period and beyond.”

Williams added that Mantashe had directed all members of his private office in government to also get tested.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

Source: SA Presidency

Green Building Africa wishes Mr and Mrs Mantashe a speedy recovery. We extend the same well wishes to the hundreds of thousands of  Africans and their families who are also battling coronavirus.

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


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