South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested positive for COVID-19.

The South African Minister in the Presidency, Mondly Gungubele 

Ramaphosa tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus on Sunday.

The SA president became indisposed after leaving the State Memorial Service for former Deputy President FW De Klerk in Cape Town earlier in the day.

Ramaphosa has contracted the virus even though he is fully vaccinated against the virus.

He is currently in self-isolation in Cape town and has delegated all responsibilities to David Mabuza, his Deputy President David for the next week.

Ramaphosa and his entourage were tested COVID-19 in all countries they visited during his recent visit to West Africa.

The president and his entourage tested negative on their return on December 8, 2021, from Senegal.

President Ramaphosa said his own infection serves as a caution to all citizens to get vaccinated and remain cautious.

Anyone who came into close contact with the president today is advised to either get tested or watch out for symptoms.