Energy Minister discharged from hospital



Gwede Mantashe

In a media statement released by parliamentary on Sunday evening, it was announced that Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Mr Gwede Mantashe, has been discharged from hospital.

Mantashe tested positive for Covid-19 on 14 July 2020 whereafter he went into self-quarantine.

On the 20th of July 2020, Minister Mantashe was admitted to the hospital as a safety precaution for further medical attention and monitoring.

Despite being discharged, the minister has been advised by his medical team to stay at home for another seven days.

The government said in the statement that it is grateful that Minister Mantashe is now at home with his family and on his way to a full recovery.

"We wish our other colleagues in the Executive, and all other South Africans battling this virus a speedy recovery. We also extend our condolences to the many families who have lost their loved ones due to the coronavirus."