He commented on President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on Monday evening that confirmed shorter curfew hours and the lifting of the outright ban on alcohol sales.
"It is a Covid-19 variant and we as South Africans are not doing ourselves any favours by saying it is a 'South African' variant. There are many variants. There are people with that variant in the US who never even travelled to SA. So, it is a [Covid-19] variant and not a South African variant," said Tshivhengwa