A number of Mzansi celebs tested positive for Covid-19. The celebs opened up about their experiences with the deadly coronavirus that swept across the country and the whole world.
Scores of South Africans have continued to share how the coronavirus affected them financially and how the disease took the lives of their loved ones.
South African stars also shared that they were not immune to Covid-19. Many of them took to different social media platforms to share their experiences and how they survived the virus. Briefly.co.za takes a look at 4 South African celebs who opened up about getting Covid-19.
The South African rapper has used the positive diagnosis to spread a message of caution to the Mzansi community. He urged citizens to be more careful and to adhere to the regulations that have been set to attempt to flatten the curve. AKA encouraged Mzansi to continue wearing masks in public and to hold stringent hygiene measures by frequently sanitising and washing hands.
Mufasa revealed that he also contracted Covid-19 some time back. The Amademoni rapper opened up about his coronavirus journey during an interview on an American show called the Ebro Show. During the interview, Mufasa told Ebro about his own battle with Covid-19. He said he was not able to work for two weeks due to the complications from the virus.
"I had a hectic fever and my body was all over the place. I was hot and cold. Probably seven days later I was back running in the streets. First I was running I could feel that my chest wasn't okay. I didn't have all the symptoms and it's worse than just the flu. That's how it affected me personally."
3. Reality TV star TT Mbha
Somizi Mhlongo's bosom friend Thato 'TT' Mbha revealed that he tested positive for Covid-19 about five months ago. The Living the Dream with Somizi reality TV star took to social media to share with his friends and fans that he had contracted the coronavirus. TT called on Mzansi peeps to take the virus seriously.
"I just thought I should share this message, hopefully it'll help someone out there. I've just tested positive for the coronavirus. I don't know where I got it, it must've been at one of the meetings, but I'm fine."
4. Muvhango actor Maxwell Dichi
Maxwell also opened up about his journey to recovery after testing positive for Covid-19 a few months ago. The star shared that he has now recovered from the virus. Maxwell, who plays the character of lawyer Seretse on the telenovela, thanked health workers, God and the government of Botswana for his recovery. He posted on Instagram:
"I've recovered from Covid. I thank God, health workers, and the government of Botswana for taking care of me and for protecting my family while I was in quarantine. My granny always taught me to make the bed and pray."
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Trevor Noah recently took to social media to poke fun at Covid-19 regulations in Africa. The South African-born comedian took to The Daily Show's Twitter account to share with Americans how life under the pandemic has become for Africans.
The TV host showed his American audience how South African police deal with people who do not wear masks amid the pandemic. In the clip Trevor posted this week, the star also told his fans about the story of Rwandans who broke the curfew or who were caught not wearing a mask.
The Rwandans told how they were sent to stadiums for long overnight lectures about the dangers of the coronavirus. Noah captioned his video:
"Africa does NOT mess around with Covid safety. People are getting publicly roasted and sent to coronavirus lectures when they don't comply."
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