Minister Mantashe addressing media briefing at Imbizo Media Centre in Cape City. 20/02/2020, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS
Gwede Mantashe was admitted in hospital per week after testing optimistic for Covid-19.
ANC has condemned “malicious” and incorrect social media rumours concerning the dying of the Minister of Minerals and Power, Gwede Mantashe.
“That is heartless, inhumane, unfaithful and insensitive. To pronounce an individual useless whereas they’re nonetheless alive is just not solely insensitive and evil, it additionally goes in opposition to the spirit of ubuntu.
“This afternoon our nationwide chairperson spoke to the deputy secretary, Jessie Duarte giving her replace on his situation and that he’s recovering properly. We want to urge South Africans to chorus from intentionally spreading faux information which infringe on the dignity and privateness of others,” stated the occasion in an announcement.
Mantashe was admitted in hospital per week after testing optimistic for Covid-19 whereas his spouse went into self-quarantine after testing optimistic as properly.
In line with Cupboard Spokesperson Phumla Williams, Mantashe was admitted to hospital on the recommendation of their household physician for “higher medical consideration and monitoring, whereas Mrs Mantashe will proceed to self-quarantine at their residence”.
“We are going to proceed to provide the Mantashe household all of the assist they want throughout this time. We want each Minister and Mrs Mantashe a speedy restoration from this invisible enemy and we’re fairly assured that they are going to emerge victorious in opposition to the coronavirus,” stated Williams in an announcement.