Mantashe clears the air: ‘I’ve been admitted to a public hospital’
Mineral Sources and Power Minister Gwede Mantashe has taken to Twitter to let all know that he’s been handled in a public hospital.
This was after the social media questioned if ministers like him had been handled in a public or personal hospital after the minister within the Presidency Jackson Mthembu introduced that Mantashe and his spouse Nolwande examined constructive for COVID-19.
Mantashe took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon making it clear that he’s recovering from COVID-19 in a public hospital.
“I’ve been admitted at a public hospital for medical consideration [and] monitoring,” he mentioned.
“I’m doing nicely. Due to the healthcare employees. Thanks [for] your messages of assist for my household [and] all individuals who’ve been contaminated [and] affected by this virus,” he added.
This had been the reactions from social media customers earlier than Mantashe cleared the air
“Mantashe and Thulas Nxesi are in personal hospitals whereas south Africans sleep on the ground in their very own international locations,” mentioned one consumer.
One other consumer requested that the ministers needs to be hospitalised in public hospitals offered for black folks. “Can the politicians falling sick because of contracting COVID-19 be taken to the general public hospitals they supply for black folks? Can Gwede Mantashe and Thulas Nxesi be taken to Baragwanath Hospital, Tembisa Hospital, Mthatha Normal Hospital [or] Khayelitsha hospital?”
One other mentioned ministers needs to be handled like each different South African, with none particular therapy.
“Gwede Mantashe and Thulas Nxesi should go to public hospitals identical to all of us, they have to not be handled particular. They need to not ship folks to hospitals which they received’t go to themselves.”
One other requested for a selfie saying: “We want you a speedy restoration Minister, regardless of which hospital you at. Your well being first and politics after. Having mentioned that, ship us a selfie in the interim.”