Malema, Holomisa considers testing for covid-19 after ACDP leader tests positive

SA party leaders meeting on 18 March 2020
SA party leaders meeting on 18 March 2020

The African Democratic Party leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe tested positive for coronavirus. The party confirmed on Friday afternoon.

Taking it to Twitter, EFF leader Julius Malema and UDM president Bantu Holomisa agreed that they should consider testing as well.

Party leaders met on 18 March 2020 as summoned by President Ramaphosa. This was a way to have all political parties to work jointly during the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa.

It was subsequently revealed that ACDP’s Kenneth Meshoe was present at the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast held on 10 and 11 March 2020 at the Divine Restoration Ministries in Ribblesdale, Bloemfontein. This prayer breakfast took place before the “100 people gathering limit” pronounced on 16 March 2020.

Five visitors at the breakfast, two from the USA, two from Israel and one from France, started to feel unwell over the weekend of 14-15 March and had Coronavirus tests done around 16-17 March. The results of these tests were made known on 19-20 March, with the five visitors testing positive for COVID-19.

Following Moshoe results today, Malema and Holomisa both agreed that they should test for the coronavirus.

President Ramaphosa who also had contact with Kenneth Moshoe tested and yielded negative according the Presidency office during the week.

The presidency said there is no need to worry and that Ramaphosa was in ‘good health.