There have been 897 new COVID-19 cases that have been reported in South Africa in the last 24 hours.
Sadly, 35 more people have succumbed to COVID-19 related illnesses, bringing the total death toll to 54,452.
The total number of active coronavirus cases in the country is 21,951.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says South Africa has not yet detected the B.1.617 COVID-19 variant that is dominant in India.
Since last week India has been recording more than 300,000 new cases daily.
In other news – King Monada refuses to pay R1 200 for his child, says he only affords R500
Musician King Monada has been dragged to a papgeld court by his baby mama for paying chicken feed towards the maintenance of their child.
King Monada, who owns expensive vehicles including a white BMW 5 and two luxury Mercs, was slapped with a maintenance suit by his ex-girlfriend Sharon Masia after he allegedly refused to increase their 11-year-old child’s papgeld from a paltry R500 to R1 200 a month. Learn More