Two Deputy Ministers test positive for Covid-19 - The Presidency

Dept of Employment’s Boitumelo Moloi hospitalised while CoGTA’s Obed Bapela in self-quarantine

Deputy Minister Boitumelo Moloi hospitalized for Covid-19

10 January 2021

The Deputy  Minister of Employment and Labour, Ms Boitumelo Elizabeth Moloi (MP) has tested positive for Covid-19. The Deputy  Minister was hospitalised on the 5th January 2021 after not feeling well and received her positive results on 6th January 2021. 

Deputy Minister Moloi remains hospitalised, recovering well and confident that she will overcome the virus. All members of the office of the Deputy Minister who have come in contact with her will undergo self-isolation. 

We once again extend our well wishes to all persons currently battling with the virus a speedy recovery. In the same vain, we extend our sincere condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones due to Covid-19. 

Let us all play our part by giving earnest support to those who are fighting this virus. In protecting ourselves, our families and communities, let us continue to observe all health protocols and regularly wash our hands, properly wear our masks and practice physical distancing. Together, we can beat the coronavirus.

Deputy Minister Bapela tests positive for Covid-19

9 January 2021

The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Obed Bapela has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Deputy Minister took his 4th test since the outbreak of the pandemic after showing some symptoms. He received his results today, 09 January 2021. As per the Covid regulations, Deputy Minister is in self-quarantine.

We wish Deputy Minister Bapela, his family as well as the thousands of South Africans who are battling the pandemic a speedy recovery.

The Deputy Minister has urged all South Africans to play their part by continuing to observe all health protocols, like regularly washing/sanitising hands, wearing a face mask that covers both nose and mouth and practicing social distancing at all times.

Issued by Phumla Williams, Cabinet Spokesperson, 10 January 2021