MINERAL Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has been admitted to hospital days after testing positive for COVID-19 virus.
According to Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, Mantashe was admitted on Monday on the advice of his family doctor.
“Today, minister Mantashe was admitted to hospital on the advice of their doctor for better medical attention and monitoring,” Mthembu said.
“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.”
Mantashe, 65, tested positive along with wife Nolwandle last week.
His wife continues to quarantine at home.
(Compiled by Inside Politics staff)