African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) leaders, the reverend Kenneth Meshoe and Steve Swart have both tested positive for the coronavirus.

South Africa earlier confirmed its first two fatalities from the virus, two women in the Western Cape.

More than 1000 people in South Africa have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Meshoe tested for the fast-spreading virus on Sunday after coming into contact with five international guests who tested positive for the coronavirus after a religious gathering in Bloemfontein.

In this video below, SABC News reports Reverend Kenneth Meshoe and his deputy Steve Swart have tested positive for COVID-19:

Almost 500 people attended the church event and authorities are trying to trace them.

Last week, Meshoe attended a meeting in Parliament along with President Cyril Ramaphosa and other political parties.

Presidential Spokesperson Khusela Diko said all protocols with regards to tracing and testing for the COVID-19 pandemic will be followed for everyone without exception.

Meshoe says so far he is not showing any symptoms of the virus.