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.”
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