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Gauteng Premier David Makhura has tested positive of Covid-19.
Makhura confirmed this through a statement he released where he also alluded that he is now under self-quarantine as per World Health Organisation (WHO) require.
He said he experienced some mild symptoms and decided to go for a test this week and received his results Friday morning.
“Given the fact that I only have mild symptoms, I will continue to ensure that the Provincial Executive Council and Provincial Coronavirus Command Council respond adequately to weather the storm of the pandemic in order to save more lives” said Makhura.
He also pleaded with the residents and everyone else to continue practicing social distancing and basic hygiene.
Makhura is that third premier to test positive after North Premier Prof Mokgoro and Western Cape Premier Allan Winde.