The ANC has confirmed that the leader of its women’s league, Bathabile Dlamini has tested positive for COVID-19, and is currently in hospital receiving the necessary medical attention.
The African National Congress (ANC) issued a statement on Tuesday, 24 August 2021, confirming that National Executive Committee (NEC) member and leader of the ANC Women’s League, Bathabile Dlamini tested positive for COVID-19. The ANC noted that it received news that Dlamini tested positive for the virus, and is said to be in hospital receiving medical attention.
The party wished Dlamini a speedy recovery and expressed its hopes for her successful completion of medical treatment, so as to have her return to office and continue serving the movement. The ANC also drew attention to Dlamini’s courage and resolve to beat COVID-19 as a reason to inspire all to stand together against the pandemic, and to continue to defend and protect each other from the virus.
The party further called on all South Africans to continue to practice basic health protocols, as well as to adhere to regulations by continuing to wear face masks, practice good hygiene, observe social distancing, and vaccinate as it is the right thing to do. The ANC stressed that vaccination would allow the country to achieve the desired herd immunity.
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— African National Congress (@MYANC) August 24, 2021