Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Mantashe tested positive on Saturday after experiencing mild symptoms.

This is the second time the Minister tests positive for COVID-19. He is currently in isolation.

COVID-19 Pandemic | Gwede Mantashe discharged from hospital [July 2020]

Government has appealed to all South Africans to get vaccinated and continue following all COVID-19 safety protocols.

“Government urges all South Africans to vaccinate and remain disciplined in observing all COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure a safe and joyful festive season with family and friends,” notes a statement by The Presidency released on Sunday.

President Ramaphosa in self-isolation after testing positive for COVI-19

Last week, the Presidency issued a statement saying President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested positive for COVID-19.

The President started feeling unwell after leaving the State Memorial Service of last apartheid-era president FW de Klerk.

Ramaphosa is in self-isolation in Cape Town.

He is said to be in good spirits and he is being monitored by the South African Military Health Service of the National Defence Force.

Update on President Ramaphosa’s health following COVIID-19 positive results [13 December 2021]