- Eight nuns have tragically passed away after contracting Covid-19
- The religious women are believed to have contracted the virus at a function which had members from across the province in attendance
- The loss of these remarkable women is a huge blow for the congregations
The second wave of Covid-19 has proven to be far deadlier than the first with the number of deaths from the virus.
In a tragic incident, it has been reported that eight nuns based in KwaZulu-Natal have succumbed to the virus.
The nuns were members of the Daughters of St Francis in Port Shepstone, the first nun was lost on 10 December with the eighth losing her fight yesterday according to IOL .
Sister Dominica Mkhize, the leader of the congregation, Sisters Elmara Skhakhane (72), Leonissa Nzimande (78), Colleta Msomi (78), Anastasia Mthetwa (86), Amara Madlala (75), Edmunda Nkomo (80) and Helen Cele (88) died of Covid-19.
It is believed that the nuns contracted the disease at a function which celebrated the church in which people from across KZN were in attendance.
The loss of these remarkable women is a huge blow for the congregation.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the Zimbabwean government has opted to effectively ban Christmas parties amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Home Affairs Minister for the region, Kazembe Kazembe says that police will be out in full force to reinforce lockdown regulations.
“We are not yet out of the Covid-19 woes. The country is in the second wave of the virus. Parties will not be permissible during the festive season."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Police Minister Bheki Cele has zoned in on the #JohnVuliGate craze after spending a week roaming around on Western Cape beaches.
Speaking during a Limpopo parade Cele had gone as far as saying that Mzansi is 'banned' from the dance this Christmas.
The Minister explained that dancing in large numbers increases the likelihood of catching Covid-19 and urged citizens to be vigilant:
“This thing [Covid-19] is back. It is vicious, it kills, and we want to be with you for a long time, so protect yourselves. You protect yourself by not allowing people to break the law."
“There are no parties, there is no John Vuli Gate nasi istocko. There is no stock. When people have parties, close them down."
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