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Covid-19: Eastern Cape finance MEC and wife test positive | News24

Covid-19: Eastern Cape finance MEC and wife test positive | News24

Eastern Cape health MEC Mlungisi Mvoko, right, with the province's Premier, Oscar Mabuyane.

Jap Cape well being MEC Mlungisi Mvoko, proper, with the province’s Premier, Oscar Mabuyane.

  • Jap Cape finance MEC Mlungisi Mvoko is the newest ANC chief to check constructive for the virus within the province.
  • The outcomes got here after he and his spouse went for checks after presenting flu signs.
  • MECs Xolile Nqata and Nomakhosazana Meth will each act in Mlungisi Mvoko’s place. 

Jap Cape Finance, Financial Growth and Tourism MEC Mlungisi Mvoko and his spouse, Balise, have examined constructive for the coronavirus.

This was introduced by Premier Oscar Mabuyane’s workplace in an announcement on Friday night.

Mabuyane’s spokesperson Mvusiwekhaya Sicwetsha mentioned the outcomes got here after the couple determined to check for the virus after that they had flu signs.

They’re now in isolation, mentioned Sicwetsha.

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The Jap Cape provincial authorities needs each MEC Mvoko and his spouse properly throughout their isolation interval, Sicwetsha mentioned within the assertion.

He mentioned Mabuyane spoke to Mvoko earlier on Friday to want him and his spouse a speedy restoration.

“Premier Mabuyane has taken a choice to permit MEC Mvoko time to deal with his restoration and that of his spouse. On this regard, Premier Mabuyane has appointed two MECs to behave within the departments led by MEC Mvoko throughout this isolation interval.”

MEC for Rural Growth and Agrarian Reform Nomakhosazana Meth has been appointed to behave because the MEC for Financial Growth, Environmental Affairs and Tourism.


MEC for Cooperative Governance and Conventional Affairs, Xolile Nqatha, has been appointed to behave because the MEC for Finance.

“Premier Mabuyane needs each one that has examined constructive for the coronavirus in our province a speedy restoration. He sends his heartfelt condolences to households that misplaced their family members due to this virus.

All of us: politicians & authorities workers have a accountability to make sure that the price range to be tabled by the Finance, DEDEAT MEC Mlungisi Mvoko advantages the individuals of the Jap Cape Province. We should spend this cash prudently #ECbugdet2020

— Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane (@OscarMabuyane) March 5, 2020

“The provincial authorities and its social companions proceed to work collectively to supply help to individuals contaminated by the coronavirus whereas additionally specializing in stopping the unfold of the virus,” mentioned Sicwetsha.

READ | ‘Dirty, nauseating’ conditions at Eastern Cape hospitals 

He additionally added that Mabuyane urged the individuals of the province to put on their material masks once they go away their houses, wash their arms with cleaning soap and water recurrently, or with hand sanitiser, and to maintain a social distance always.

Two Chris Hani district councillors, Khaya Bizana and Yanga Zicina, additionally examined constructive final month, in line with DispatchLive.

On 24 Might, Amathole District Municipality Mayor Khanyile Maneli’s 58-year-old spouse, Matilda Magnificence Nontsapho Maneli, died after contracting Covid-19.

She died at Stutterheim Hospital at 08:30 that day, mentioned household spokesperson Sithembele Zuka on the time.

This week, appearing Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Thsonono Buyeye and his employees had been compelled into quarantine after the mayor’s bodyguard died of Covid-19. The bodyguard was not named.

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