Minister Mantashe and wife test COVID-19 positive

(In pic- Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe addressing members of the media)BRIEFING BY MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL COMMAND COUNCIL ON COVID-19 LOCKDOWN EXTENSIONMinisters of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola briefs the nation on regulations pertaining to the extension of the COVID-19 lockdown. Tshedimosetso House, Ronnie Mamoepa Media Centre. Pretoria. 16/04/2020. Jairus Mmutle/GCIS.

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe 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,” said the department in a statement.


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