11 local celebs who’ve tested positive for Covid-19

Brian Temba is one of the local celebrities who have tested positive for Covid-19.
Brian Temba is one of the local celebrities who have tested positive for Covid-19.
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The entertainment industry is currently at the center of our lives as we all have to stay at home to limit the risk of contracting Covid-19. More and more people are watching television which means entertainers from every corner are working hard to give us content.

Read more | Musician Brian Temba tests positive for Covid-19

However, celebrities going back to work means they're putting themselves at risk and unfortunately for some, the result hasn’t been pleasant. Familiar faces that we see on our screens every day have fallen victim to the virus.

Here are 11 celebrities who have tested positive for Covid-19 so far and some who have since recovered. 

Mlamli Mangcala

The actor is the most recent celebrity to test positive for Covid-19. Known for his role as Captain Sthembiso Radebe on The Queen, the actor took to Instagram to share a video of himself in a critical condition.

“I just finished my breathing technique and I just changed my sleeping pattern. I was sleeping on my tummy for the past two hours. It’s a bit tiring but the fight goes on. I’m still on oxygen, a double dose of oxygen. Goodnight guys, I have to sleep now,” he said.

Brian Temba

The singer and songwriter also took to social media to announce his status. “On Sunday, this past Sunday. I had gone to test for Covid-19 and I tested positive. I’m good, nothing much is going on with me. I am hoping and praying that I will get through this. Take care of yourselves, this thing is serious,” he said. The singer also revealed that an industry friend passed on because of Covid-19.

Rosie Motene

The actress and activist tested positive for Covid-19 after her partner tested positive three days before her. “Later, I will share the crazy and emotional rollercoaster that we have been on but today I give thanks to breath and life,” she captioned a picture on her Instagram. The author has assured everyone they are doing well, feeling healthier and still taking the necessary medication they need.

TT Mbha

Digital entrepreneur and reality TV star, TT Mbha also revealed his status through a video on Instagram. He’s been working throughout this pandemic and is not sure when and from who he got the virus. “I've just tested positive for the coronavirus and can only hope that those who haven't been taking it seriously will do so immediately,” he captioned the video.

Zola Hashatsi

The media personality has revealed he tested positive for Covid-19. He took to social media positing a picture and addressing his family, friends and colleagues. He urged people to get tested, should they not feel 100%.

Kabelo and Gail Mabalane

In a lengthy video posted on Instagram by the couple, they explained how Kabelo first contracted the coronavirus and the different safety precautions they considered pursuing after receiving the test results.

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The rapper revealed that he had tested positive for Covid-19 via a statement he posted on his social media pages.  He urged fans to take regulations seriously.

 “AKA pleads for everyone to adhere to social distancing guidelines, to wear masks and to hold stringent hygiene measures by frequently sanitizing and washing [y]our hands.”

READ MORE | AKA reveals he’s tested positive for Covid-19

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Abdul Khoza

Isibaya actor Abdul Khoza also tested positive for Covid-19. Taking to Instagram to share the news, the actor said he was self-isolating. “I tested positive for Covid-19, but I'm already quarantining at home and taking all my medication. So far, I feel fine and have only experienced mild symptoms,” he wrote.

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Khaya Dladla

The former Uzalo actor, shared the news of his recovery on Instagram.

“I am the living proof of beating Covid-19,” he said. 

“14th Days of Isolation have been a journey of introspection, new habits and a return of some old ones... This journey has been an emotional and very psychological battle. The day people understand the power of mind the better.”

Enhle Mbali

The Isibaya actress recently tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in quarantine.

“I also tested positive for covid [sic] as careful as I am. They even make fun of me on set. Yesterday was one of the worst days, I was pretty sure my chest would give in, I gave myself permission to heal and also to ask for help,” she wrote. 

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