Defence Minister, husband, fully recover from Covid-19 ordeal

Defence Minister, husband, fully recover from Covid-19 ordeal

- The government has announced that Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has recovered from Covid-19

- Both the minister and her husband, National Security Advisor to the President Charles Nqakula, have made a full recovery after testing positive

- The pair had been in quarantine since testing positive for the virus

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The government has announced that the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and her husband, Mr Charles Nqakula, who is the National Security Advisor to the President, have recovered from Covid-19.

The couple recently tested positive and went into self-isolation as a result. Thankfully, all their symptoms have cleared and their quarantine period will soon come to an end.

Both officials have been working from home during their ordeal which necessitated that staff members working in the Minister's private office had to undergo testing.

In a statement issued by the government to note the situation, condolences were extended to those who had lost their battle against Covid-19:

"We once again extend our well wishes to all who have contracted the Covid-19 disease. We also extend our condolences to the many families who have lost their loved ones due to the coronavirus."

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and her husband have both fully recovered. Image: GCIS
Source: UGC

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The state urged the nation to play its role in limiting the spread of the virus amid the pandemic:

"As Government, we urge all people to play their part by observing all health protocols of washing hands regularly, wearing a mask covering both the mouth and nose when in public, and practising physical distancing. Working together, we can beat the coronavirus."

Meanwhile, reported that the EFF had accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of making financially motivated decisions instead of protecting the nation from more infections and fatalities.

In a statement issued by the Red Berets, Ramaphosa received scathing condemnation from the party:

"Ramaphosa today opportunistically attempts to blame South Africans for the spread of the virus and forgets how he has failed to provide consistent leadership, which is guided and has foresight.
"This is a sign that he has completely abdicated his responsibilities as a leader of society and assumed the position of an absent father."

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