The Sol Plaatje Municipality in Kimberley in the Northern Cape says it is optimistic that Mayor Patrick Mabilo will overcome the coronavirus.

The mayor has tested positive and is currently in isolation.

Municipal Spokesperson Thoko Riet says Mabilo is in high spirits and has pleaded with those that came into contact with him to self-isolate.

“The mayor has received his results yesterday (Friday) and he has tested positive. He has announced his results on social media that he has tested positive. I haven’t seen the mayor, but knowing him, with his bubbly behaviour he is doing well.”

An Acting Mayor has been appointed to ensure that the delivery of basic services is continuing and that residents of the Sol Plaatje Municipality are kept informed on a regular basis of any material changes that can affect their daily lives.
The mayor has informed the speaker of his results and has encouraged his staff to undergo the necessary screening and testing.
Although the Office of the Executive Mayor remains closed, Mabilo and his office will continue to work from home and monitor the delivery of basic services to the residents of Sol Plaatje Municipality.

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Posted by Sol Plaatje Municipality on Friday, 10 July 2020