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Ramaphosa Visits Cape Town to Assess Impact of Covid19 in Province

Article by: Tshepiso Chiloane

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is embarking on a pertinent task today, by visiting the city of Cape Town to assess the Western Cape’s provincial response to the COVID19 pandemic.

The visit will culminate in a visit to the Red Dot Health Staff Transport Operations.

President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by Health Minister Mkhize; Defence Minister Mapisa-Nqakula; Basic Education Minister Motshekga; Police Minister Cele; Minister Sisulu and Minister Patricia de Lille


The Western Cape Province is the official Covid-19 epicenter of the country, it is responsible for majority of South Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 positive cases and accounts for the leading number of Covid-19 related deaths in the country.

Minister Mthembu announced in his address yesterday, that President Ramaphosa will undertake a visit to the province on Friday, 5 June 2020, to discuss the situation with Premier Alan Winde and the provincial executive. The visit will also be to assess the province’s readiness for continued management of the pandemic

In his address to the public yesterday, Minister in the Presidency Mr. Jackson Mthembu said that Cabinet remains concerned about the intensity and increase of Covid19 infections in the Western Cape. President Cyril Ramaphosa will be in Cape Town tomorrow to assess the Western Cape’s provincial response to the pandemic.

Minister Mthembu said Cabinet had noted the recent drop in dam levels, particularly in the Western Cape. As a water-scarce country, the dam levels have a negative impact on our water needs. Cabinet therefore makes an appeal to all of us to use water sparingly

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