South African minister of mineral resources and energy Gwede Mantashe admitted to hospital with COVID-19, presidency says

The South African Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe, who tested positive for coronavirus about a week ago, along with his wife, Mrs Nolwandle Mantashe, has been admitted to hospital after his condition worsened.

“Today, Minister Mantashe was admitted to hospital on the advice of their family doctor for better medical attention and monitoring, whilst Mrs Mantashe will continue to self-quarantine at their home,” the presidency in South Africa said in a statement received by TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington DC

“We will continue to give the Mantashe family all the support they need during this time.

“We wish both Minister and Mrs Mantashe a speedy recovery from this invisible enemy and we are quite confident that they will emerge victorious against the coronavirus,” the presidency added.

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