ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe tests positive for coronavirus

ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe tests positive for coronavirus

African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe and party MP Steve Swart have both tested positive for coronavirus.


Swart is the party's chief whip in the National Assembly.

The two attended a prayer breakfast at the Divine Restoration Ministries in Bloemfontein earlier this month.

Several other people who were part of the church gathering have since tested positive for Covid-19.

In a statement, the party says its disappointed that Meshoe had to wait five days for his results.

“Reverend Meshoe…had to call the health department numerous times for the outcome. This has placed unnecessary stress on him, and his family, and has also resulted in unwarranted speculation in the media.”

The party says President Cyril Ramaphosa, who had to undergo a test himself after being in contact with Meshoe during a meeting at the Union Buildings, has been in contract with the ACDP leader.

“Meshoe is also grateful to President Ramaphosa for the gracious manner in dealing with his meeting with him. The ACDP can confirm that the president of South Africa has spoken to Rev Meshoe and has given his support to the Meshoe family. We are pleased that President Ramaphosa has tested negative.”


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