Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole tests positive for coronavirus

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The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Khehla Sitole has tested positive for the coronavirus.

General Sithole underwent a test on Monday after coming into contact with a member of the SAPS who tested positive for the virus.

According to the statement from SAPS, Sitole is not showing any signs or symptoms of the virus at this stage. “I have undergone various other tests as well and my doctor is satisfied that it is not necessary for me to be hospitalised, instead he has prescribed certain vitamins and ordered that I immediately self-isolate for at least a period of 10 days,” says General Sitole.

He has immediately gone into self-isolation and he is self-medicating. The member with whom the National Commissioner had come into contact is also in self-isolation and is doing well.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Sindile Mfazi has been appointed to act as the National Commissioner until further notice.

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