The General secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) Zwelinzima Vavi has confirmed that he tested positive for Covid-19.
He made this confirmation in a live interview with eNCA on Thursday.
Vavi later took to Twitter to address his 652.4k followers about his Covid-19 results.
It’s true I tested positive to #CoronavirusInSouthAfrica Had a lingering flue since Friday! Felt I must act on caution & tested on Saturday but they only checked the temp which was normal.Flue persisted & Tuesday went back to the doc & insisted on proper testing – boom – positive— Zwelinzima Vavi (@Zwelinzima1) April 2, 2020
I am fine in good spirits at home and have started to follow instructions of self isolating! Have to get everyone tested at home! Family, friends & comrades in obvious panic but I am fine and I will win again! Just overwhelmed by media interests which is natural but I can’t cope https://t.co/F621bslQMa— Zwelinzima Vavi (@Zwelinzima1) April 2, 2020
He received messages of support from the people including the CIC of the Economic Freedom Figters (EFF) Julius Malema.
Get well soon GS🙏🏾— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) April 2, 2020