President Cyril Ramaphosa is not likely to get coronavirus after a recent meeting with South Africa’s political leadership, his office have stated on Sunday evening.
How Cyril Ramaphosa *might* have been exposed to coronavirus
The leader of the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) Kenneth Meshoe has revealed that he attended a religious gathering earlier this month – where five tourists who contracted coronavirus also turned up. This news comes just days after Meshoe had met Cyril Ramaphosa, and 12 other political leaders whose parties are represented in Parliament, to discuss the best ways of tackling coronavirus.
However, the communal meeting which saw South Africa’s elected officials put their differences aside to work together could have had the potential to expose the president and his colleagues to the deadly disease. Meshoe may be asymptomatic, but fellow ACDP member and serving MP Steve Swart (who also attended the praise event in Bloemfontein) is showing signs of COVID-19 and self-isolating at home.
Presidential statement puts fears to one side
But there is no cause for concerns as far as “all the president’s men and women” are concerned: In a statement issued recently, Ramaphosa’s team are confident he has had no contact with a COVID-19 carrier: