President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office has confirmed that Ramaphosa is in good health, despite having been in contact with Rev Meshoe who tested for the novel coronavirus.

Addressing the media on Sunday
Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Khusela Diko said: “The president himself is in good health and is observing the announced protocols as stringently as he can while performing his duties”.

She added that a lot of questions have been asked about whether he will be going for a test because Rev Meshoe was in contact with him.

“At this point in time there is no cause for concern about the president’s health or reason for the president to be tested. To the best of the president’s knowledge, no person with whom he has recently had contact including Rev Meshoe has symptoms of or tested positive for the virus.”

Meshoe publicly disclosed on Sunday that he had tested for coronavirus.

Meshoe, leader of the African Christian Democratic Party had participated in a religious gathering in the Free State where five international guests subsequently tested positive for the virus.

The office of the president welcomes Rev Meshoe’s adherence to the testing protocol and wishes him well as he awaits his results.