President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has tested positive for the coronavirus which has so far killed more than 90,000 people in his country.

The 69 years old president tested positive for the virus on Sunday, December 12, 2021, four days after he returned from Ghana on Wednesday, December 8.

“The President started feeling unwell after leaving the State Memorial Service in honour of former Deputy President FW de Klerk in Cape Town earlier today,” part of a statement released from the presidency reads.

The fully vaccinated president has however, delegated duties to the Deputy President David Mabuza, as he goes into self-isolation in Cape Town.

“The President, who is fully vaccinated, is in self-isolation in Cape Town and has delegated all responsibilities to Deputy President David Mabuza for the next week,” the presidency added.

Meanwhile, it is reported that President Ramaphosa tested negative to the virus on Wednesday, the day he returned from Ghana.

This however, dispels rumours that he has contracted the disease during his two-day stay in Ghana.


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