- Feb 24, 2016
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe and his wife Nolwandle have tested positive for Covid-19, the Presidency said on Tuesday.
According to the Presidency, the minister received his results earlier on Tuesday after having undergone three rounds of tests since the outbreak of the virus.
" Minister Mantashe and Mrs Mantashe are currently in isolation and the minister will continue to work from home. The minister remains committed to a course of ensuring security of energy and petroleum products supply to society during this difficult period and beyond.
"The minister has directed all members of his private office in government to also test," said the Presidency.