General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) Zwelinzima Vavi has revealed that he tested positive for coronavirus.

Vavi told the South African media that he went for a test on Saturday and was told that his temperature was normal. He demanded for a second test during the week and the results came positive.

Vavi added that he has to go into self quarantine and that his wife, children and other family members in his home would be tested.

In addition to that, Zwelinzima said he had no idea where he may have contracted the virus. He said he was now checking his traveling history.


Vavi also took to his Twitter page to announce the news. He wrote:

“It’s true I tested positive to #CoronavirusInSouthAfrica had a lingering flue since Friday! Felt I must act on caution & tested on Saturday but they only checked the temp which was normal. Flue persisted & Thursday went back to the doc & insisted on proper testing-boom-positive”.

Meanwhile, South has the highest recorded number of coronavirus cases in the whole African continent.