Thulas Nxesi, 61, hospitalised with Covid-19

Thulas Nxesi, file image
Thulas Nxesi, file image

Employment and labour minister Thembelani “Thulas” Nxesi has been admitted to hospital due to Covid-19.

Cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams said on Tuesday the minister tested positive for the coronavirus almost a week ago and had been in self-quarantine at home.

“His admission to hospital on Monday night comes on the advice of his medical doctors, in order for him to have access to better medical attention and proper monitoring.” 

Nxesi is the second member of the cabinet to be admitted to hospital after mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe.

“We wish both Minister Nxesi and Minister Mantashe well and a speedy recovery,” said Williams.


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