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rustenburgmunicipalitySowetanLive reports that the Rustenburg local municipality has been hit hard by Covid-19 cases in respect of its leadership.  

On Sunday, the municipality confirmed that two of its MMCs had tested positive, as well as two staff members in the mayor's office, a person in the chief whip's office and an employee in the speaker's office.  This took the number of people who have tested positive in the council’s staff and management to 15.  In a statement, executive mayor Mpho Khunou said Covid-19 tests were conducted among the council’s leadership on 24 June.  Results came back later with four new positive cases, all of whom have since gone into self-isolation.  Last week, the North West province saw an increase in its contribution of Covid-19 cases to the national total, with an increase of 500 positive cases in just three days.  As at Thursday, Rustenburg municipality had the second most cases in the province at 1,682, behind Bojanala district municipality with 1,883.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Penwell Dlamini at SowetanLive


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