COVID-19 LIVE UPDATE | Motsepe foundation pledges R1-billion in fight against the spread of Covid-19

March 27 2020: Soldiers instructing a resident of Alexandra to go indoors as they patrol the streets, enforcing the lockdown that was announced by the president to fight COVID-19. Picture: Thapelo Morebudi/The Sunday Times.

Motsepe foundation pledges R1-billion in fight against the spread of Covid-19

The Motsepe family has pledged R1-billion toward the fight against the spreading of the coronavirus.

Mining mogul Patrice Motsepe and his wife Dr. Precious briefed the media along with financial services company Sanlam executives to make the announcement.

28 March 2020 09:37

Mosiuoa Lekota to test for Covid-19 after coming into contact with Rev Meshoe

Congress of the People (Cope) leader Mosiuoa Lekota will on Saturday be going for a Covid-19 test.

This comes after African Christian Democratic Party leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe and MP Steve Swart tested postive for the virus.

In a statement Cope said Lekota and other political party leaders attended a meeting with Meshoe a few days ago.

“The tests will be done at the Morningside Clinic in Sandton, Johannesburg at 10h00 this morning (Saturday).”

28 March 2020 11:02

South Africans reminded of rules and regulations of the 21-day lockdown.

Health minister Zweli Mkhize has reminded South Africans about some of the rules and regulations locals are expected to adhere to during the 21-day lockdown.

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28 March 2020 10:01

Over 22,000 traffic officials deployed to ensure lockdown compliance

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says 22,347 traffic officials have been deployed across the country to ensure motorists comply with government’s 21-day lockdown.

Mbalula said this deployment is also in rural areas.

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For us at Transport, We deployed a total of 22 347 traffic officers across the country, to ensure compliance with the published Regulations and Directions.

We penetrate to rural communities too. https://twitter.com/moflavadj/status/1243772722305433600 

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Thanks for re-emphasizing the point of a lockdown Min @MbalulaFikile. I hope we will all follow the plan,from the suburbs to the hoods to the rurals #enca

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Residents of Letlhabile, North West and the surrounding village queuing to get into Letlhabile mall to buy food on day two of SA's 21-day lockdown on March 27 2020.

Residents of Letlhabile, North West and the surrounding village queuing to get into Letlhabile mall to buy food on day two of SA’s 21-day lockdown on March 27 2020.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi/The Sunday Times.

28 March 2020 09:55

UDM’s Holomisa also came into contact with Rev Meshoe

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa was also in contact with African Christian Democratic Party leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe.

“Rev Meshoe’s #CoronavirusTest results yesterday, changed everything

‘You scare me’: Walking with the army through Alex as they enforce lockdown

Soldiers on foot were out in full force in parts of Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg, on day 1 of the 21-day coronavirus lockdown on Friday.

From about 4pm, a TimesLIVE reporter and photographer  who had been tracking the soldiers from earlier in the day, joined them on their foot patrol about the township.

With their white gloves on the barrel of their guns, the men in camouflage put on their blue surgical masks as they embarked on their patrol.

Sitting outside his house, one elderly man continued to read his book, paying no attention to the approaching soldiers. Closing his book and lifting his chair, he told the soldiers off as they sternly told him to get inside his house.

A SANDF soldiers checks the permits of a man who was at home during the country's lockdown on Friday.

A SANDF soldiers checks the permits of a man who was at home during the country’s lockdown on Friday.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi / The Sunday Times

28 March 2020 11:26

Springbok legend Danie Gerber tests positive for Covid-19 in PE

SA rugby legend Danie Gerber has tested positive for Covid-19.

Gerber, 61, was diagnosed in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

The World Rugby Hall of Fame star, who lives in Bluewater Bay, played 24 test matches for the Springboks between 1980 and 1992.

In an interview at 10pm on Friday night, Gerber was in high spirits stating that he only found out in the afternoon.

“I am shocked. I cannot believe it. I am just worried about my family now. They are now awaiting results.”

Gerber said he had been on about six different aircraft over the past two weeks including flights between Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.

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