Jul 21, 2024

Ramaphosa tests positive for Covid-19 Attending FW De Klerk’s Memorial


The fully vaccinated President of South Africa, Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa has tested positive for Covid-19. South Africans are sending well wishes to the president

Ramaphosa seemed rather unwell at the memorial service of FW De Klerk in Cape Town, with some say they saw him coughing. The president tested positive for covid-19 when he got checked leaving many jaws dropping with the shocking discovery after it is of public knowledge that the president is fully vaccinated.

The Presidency MP Mondli Gungubele, has issued a statement on the health of the president of South Africa. Gungubele says the president hopes his results “serves as a caution to all people in the country to be vaccinated and remain vigilant against exposure. Vaccination remains the best protection against severe illness and hospitalisation.”

 On Wednesday 8 December 2021, the president returned to South Africa from four West African States and tested negative for all the results. With a very high spirit, the president is currently in self-isolation in Cape Town, leaving all his tasks for the next week to the Deputy President David Mabuza.

“The president is in good spirits but is being monitored by the South African Military Health Service of the South African Defence Force.” wrote Gungubele

With South Africa facing travel bans from discovering the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus and a fourth wave, South Africans are sending well wishes to their president wishing him a speedy recovery from the infection. Meanwhile while others are looking at the negative, many defended the president whom they say has been seen wearing a mask at each and every event he has been to.

South Africa is currently sitting at 164 128 Covid-19 Active cases, with Gauteng the highest, contributing with a full 88 552 active cases followed by Kwa Zulu Natal with 22 486 active cases and a recovery rate of 92.0% with only 21 daily deaths recorded on 12 December 2021 Sunday.