Article by: Emma Clayfield
Breaking: Correctional Services Deputy Minister, Nkosi Phatekile Holomisa has been confirmed to have tested positive for Covid-19.
Holomisa is now in self-isolation at his residence and taking all the necessary precautions towards a full recovery.
BREAKING NEWS: Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa has tested positive for the coronavirus. Holomisa is now in self-isolation at his residence and taking all the necessary precautions towards a full recovery. Lulama Ndabezitha#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/BHn83WTZsl— Mfundoyakhe Shezi 🇿🇦 (@Mfundoyakhe_S) June 13, 2020
“Nkosi Holomisa is self-isolating at his residence and taking all the necessary precautions towards a full recovery,” said Minister Jackson Mthembu in a statement on Saturday afternoon.
All direct contacts of Holomisa would be traced and would be told to quarantine.
“Government wishes nkosi Holomisa a speedy recovery from the virus. Nkosi Holomisa has our full support and we are looking forward to his full recovery in order for him to continue serving the people of South Africa with great valour and dedication,” Mthembu said.
As the world had been grappling with the global Covid-19 pandemic over the past few months, the virus had demonstrated that it did not have “barriers for any section of society and that any person can be infected”, Mthembu said.
The South African Government maintains the advice to all citizens , to take all the necessary precautions to avoid the spread of the virus by constantly washing your hands, wearing a mask and maintaining a safe social distance.
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