ANC Women’s League President and former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini has been hospitalised after testing positive for Covid-19.
The ANC announced this in a statement on Tuesday night.
“We wish Comrade Bathabile a speedy recovery and hope that she successfully completes her medical treatment so that she can return to office and continue serving the movement. Comrade Bathabile’s courage and resolve to beat COVID-19 should inspire all of us to stand together against this pandemic. We also wish many other South Africans who are battling with COVID-19 well. We must continue to defend each other and protect one another”ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe
The ANC has further urged South Africans to show compassion and solidarity with those who are infected and to offer support to all families who have lost their loved ones due to COVID-19.
“We must all continue to practice basic health protocols and adhere to regulations. We must continue to wear our face masks, practice good hygiene, observe social distancing and vaccinate as it is the right thing to do. Vaccination will also allow our country to achieve the much needed herd immunity necessary to ease lockdowns. It is only when we all work together that we can reduce the rate of transmissions and ultimately defeat this deadly coronavirus pandemic,” said ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe.
Meanwhile, the news of Dlamini’s hospitalisation follows on the same day that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in Gauteng announced that she would be facing prosecution for perjury in relation to the 2016 social grants crisis.