National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Amos Masondo have wished veteran Member of Parliament, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a speedy recovery.

On Saturday, the former Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader confirmed that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was in self-isolation at home.

Parliament’s spokesperson Moloto Mothapo says the well-wishes are on behalf of Members of Parliament.

“uMntwana wa KwaPhindangene is one of the long-serving Members of Parliament and he continues to serve as a reservoir of wisdom and experience for the institution. We understand that the Prince remains asymptomatic and is currently in self-isolation at home for the mandatory period.”

“The presiding officers are pleased to learn that he remains in high spirits and they are confident he will defeat this disease. South Africans are therefore urged to keep him and many others infected or affected by this virus to keep them in their prayers so that they can conquer. South Africans are also urged to remain steadfast in combating the spread of the COVID-19, to continue to comply with the regulations and safety protocols,” adds Mothapo.

The video below is on Buthelezi testing positive for the virus: