Another victim in the mining industry tests Covid-19 positive

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 on 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 the 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,” said a minister in The Presidency 
“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.”
Contact Phumla Williams, Cabinet Spokesperson on 083 501 0139

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