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Deputy President David Mabuza does not have Covid-19: defence department

Deputy President David Mabuza

Deputy President David Mabuza has tested negative for Covid-19, the defence department said on Sunday evening. In a statement, the department said that Mabuza got himself tested after “having been in close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19″.

It was not immediately clear who Mabuza was referring to, but he did come in contact with ACDP leader Rev Kenneth Meshoe at a meeting of political party leaders recently. Meshoe has tested positive for Covid-19.

Deputy President David Mabuza

The deputy president continues to take necessary precautions during this testing time, where the world and our country is doing what is necessary to flatten the curve as we tackle this pandemic,” the statement read. Mabuza also urged people to follow the lockdown regulations.

“It is incumbent on all South Africans to stop the spread of this virus and minimise further the disruption this virus has caused to all of us. We must stand united as a nation as we confront this challenge, and are called upon to support all those infected and affected by this pandemic,” he said.

In other news – Twitter reacts to Ntsiki Mazwai’s open letter to President Ramaphosa

Following the 21 days lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Ntsiki Mazwai shared 3 audio on Twitter, reacting to the instruction given. The controversial poet dragged the President, believing he prioritizes money instead of the people.

Ntsiki Mazwai

Ntsiki said: “I feel like because you were never held accountable to Marikana so you didn’t learn the lesson and now you’re about to repeat the mistake on a larger scale. The fact that you broke up the company and sold it off essentially means that you ran away. Read more

Source: Timeslive