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Minister Mantashe tests positive for Covid-19

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The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe (MP) and his wife, Mrs Nolwandle Mantashe have tested positive for Covid-19. The Minister received his results earlier today, 14 July 2020. 

This was the Minister’s 3rd round of tests to be conducted since the outbreak of this virus. 

Minister Mantashe and Mrs Mantashe are currently in isolation and the Minister will continue to work from home. 

The Minister remains committed to a course of ensuring security of energy and petroleum products supply to society during this difficult period and beyond. 

The Minister has directed all members of his private office in government to also test. 

As we wish Minister and Mrs Mantashe a speedy recovery, we extend the same well wishes to the thousands of South Africans and their families who are also battling coronavirus.

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

Media enquiries: Phumla Williams, Cabinet Spokesperson on 083 501 0139

Issued by: Minister in The Presidency