- Dr Zweli Mkhize says things are looking up for South Africa in the continued battle against the Covid-19 pandemic
- The Health Minister says that there are signs Mzansi has moved past peak infections
- This comes as the next batch of students prepare to return to the classroom on Monday
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has shown SA some light at the end of the tunnel that has been the Covid-19 pandemic.
The most recent update on the current situation was brimming with optimism that the worst of the battle has already been fought.
Mkhize says that the signs are pointing to the curve of infections finally flattening out after months of lockdown:
"We can say we are over the surge. The plateau has started. Western cape it’s been over two months. KZN is also now decreasing. That’s indicative of a promising time."
Responding to mounting claims of corruption in relation to Covid-19 relief funding, the Minister commented that:
"The reports of corruption are devastating. People are taking advantage of their authority over resources. We condemn corruption and want to work together with law enforcement to root out corruption."
This glimmer of hope comes as the next batch of South African students prepare to return to the classroom after schools were closed ahead of the peak.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa had written a letter addressed to the ANC over allegations of corruption.
With public outrage brewing over claims that Covid-19 relief funding was looted under the disguise of government tenders, Ramaphosa called for action against the guilty.
However, this response from the President has been met with a great deal of backlash with the DA insisting that Ramaphosa is a mere spectator to his own party's crimes.
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