Coronavirus quarantine: Mzansi celebs show off cooking skills

Coronavirus quarantine: Mzansi celebs show off cooking skills

- The coronavirus has brought some of Mzansi's most celebrated people closer to their families

- Basetsana Kumalo showed off her cooking skills during her time in isolation

- Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung also used his time in quarantine to prepare dinner for his family

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The coronavirus might have put some of Mzansi celebrities' social lives on hold but it has given them an opportunity to spend some quality time with their families.

With most gigs postponed and social gatherings of up to a hundred people cancelled, some of South Africa's A-listers used their time in quarantine to treat their families to home-cooked delicacies.

The celebs have heeded the call by resident Cyril Ramaphosa to practice social distancing amid the outbreak of the coronavirus.

TV personality and businessperson Basetsana Kumalo used her time with her family to cook them lunch.

Basetsana explained that she was under self-quarantine as she recently travelled outside the country.

"I decided to be a responsible citizen and stay at home."

She posted a video showing Mzansi her skills in the kitchen.

In the video, she can be seen cooking pan-grilled trout, red bean curry with Peter Pan beetroot, feta cheese, baked sweet potato with rosemary, sautéed spinach and tenderstem broccoli.

Basetsana's yummy lunch had her fans' tongues out.

@Sinethemba_Foba wrote:

"Oh Lawd, I just got hungry."

@joubert_darlene commented:

"Oh yummy."

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Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung is another celeb who used his time in quarantine to cook for his family.

Somizi captioned the post:

"Dinner is served... perfect for the current situation."

As party-goers also obeyed the call to stay indoors, DJs such as Black Coffee and Shimza played their part in encouraging people to stay indoors by hosting online parties.

Black Coffee's party was on Friday night while Shimza's Quarantine Online Party was on Saturday night. has reported that Telkom made a statement that it would donate R15 million to help shore up South Africa's primary healthcare systems to fight Covid-19.

Sipho Maseko, Telkom Group Chief Executive, said that the money would be used to help healthcare workers who are our frontline fighters against Covid-19, especially in the more vulnerable areas of South Africa.

The donation is part of Telkom's multi-part strategy to help slow the spread of Covid-19; other initiatives involve zero data costs to access learning materials for public schools and universities to help learners.

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