- Zwelinzima Vavi has recovered from the novel coronavirus
- Taking to social media, the SAFTU Secretary General revealed he has now tested negative for Covid-19
- Vavi thanked South Africans for their support during the time he battled the virus
Zwelinzima Vavi is a healthy man once again. The South African Federation of Trade Unions general secretary revealed he had tested negative for Covid-19 after battling the virus for several weeks.
In a video posted on his Twitter account, Vavi revealed he had recovered from the novel coronavirus.
"I am a living testimony that the virus, corona, can be defeated if we act according to the regulations that had been published by the government, supported by the scientists here and abroad."
Vavi added that he tested positive for Covid-19 on 2 April and had been battling the virus for nearly a month.
However, he and his wife both tested negative for the coronavirus on Wednesday, meaning the SAFTU secretary general fully recovered from the disease.
Vavi also thanked South Africans for their support during the trying times.
Take a look at his video below:
South Africans were over the moon to hear he had recovered and Vavi's post gave them hope that Covid-19 can be defeated.
Twitter user, @BitiTendai, commented:
"Congratulations comrade. We were praying for you."
Livingstone Mashele, who goes by the Twitter handle @Mabedle, wrote:
"Born to be a leader. Salute and Gob bless you and your family."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported while Vavi was receiving medical attention after contracting Covid-19, he shared a positive video online.
He also revealed at the time that his seven-year-old son had also tested positive for the coronavirus.
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