President delegates power after contracting Covid — Analysis

After testing positive for Covid-19, the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (69) has delegated his duties to the deputy president.

Ramaphosa’s office announced his condition on Sunday, saying the president, who is fully vaccinated, was tested after not feeling after “leaving the State Memorial Service in honor of former Deputy President FW de Klerk in Cape Town earlier today.”

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In Cape Town, the president is self-contained and is delegating his responsibilities to David Mabuza, Deputy President for the week. 

Ramaphosa has visited several African countries and several of the members of his delegation have tested positive following a visit to Nigeria. Both the president and his companions were tested in each country. 

President Trump is described as in “good spirits.” His condition is being monitored by the South African Military Health Service of the South African National Defence Force.

However, it is unknown if the President has tested positive to the omicron version of the coronavirus. It has already spread to many other countries but has hit South Africa hardest since its discovery. 

It was revealed that the country has recorded more than 18,000 Omicron cases daily in a Sunday statement. The National Institute for Communicable diseases also reported that thousands more’retrospectively positive’ cases had been added to this number for Omicron. South Africa has seen more than 90,000. 



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