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Sol mayor tests positive for Covid-19

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"Mayor and his office will continue to work from home and monitor the delivery of basic services to the residents of Sol Plaatje Municipality"

Sol Plaatje executive mayor Patrick Mabilo.

SOL PLAATJE Municipality executive mayor Patrick Mabilo has tested positive for Covid-19.

In a post on the municipality’s Facebook page, it was stated that Mabilo was notified of his results after undergoing a Covid-19 test. “He will continue to self-isolate at his home,” the post stated.

“I encourage all those who have come into contact with me to get screened,” Mabilo was quoted as saying.

According to the post, an acting mayor has been appointed “to ensure that the delivery of basic services are continuing and that residents of the Sol Plaatje Municipality are kept informed on regular basis of any material changes that can affect their daily lives”.

“The mayor has informed the Speaker of his results and has encouraged his staff to undergo the necessary screening and testing. Although the Office of the Executive Mayor remains closed, Mabilo and his office will continue to work from home and monitor the delivery of basic services to the residents of Sol Plaatje Municipality,” the post stated.

Mabilo expressed his gratitude to all who have wished him well and for their continued prayers.