On 2 April, SA Federation of Trade Unions’ (Saftu) general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, tested positive for Covid-19 and was hospitalised on four days later for further testing and monitoring.
A day later, Vavi was discharged and although he has not been officially cleared of the virus, he says he feels fine and optimistic about what the results will say after his next test on Monday 12 April.
In a tweet, Vavi added that although his wife and one of his seven-year-old twin boys got tested, they show no symptoms of the virus.
Vavi’s other twin boy tested positive for Covid-19.
“I was discharged from hospital! Resting at home now but still in isolation. Will test on Monday but I remain positive that victory is certain! Thank you all of you for so much love and solidarity! My wife and 7 year old boy has shown no symptoms whatsoever! #LockdownMzansi [sic],” he tweeted.
In a previous post, where he posted a video of himself sharing that he will be hospitalised, Vavi stated that his youngest son tested positive for the virus, but doctors decided not to put the little boy on any medication and let him recover at home in isolation.