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Twala, who was affectionately known as “Mampinga” captivated South African households with her incomparable talent.
Mkhize called on political parties and ordinary citizens to rally behind the governement's efforts. He told MPs that the fight against the virus could only be won if the country was united.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says bed capacity in the country’s hospitals is expected to be breached in the next four weeks.
No member of the public will be permitted to attend the funeral.
Scientists say that the novel coronavirus can stay aloft for hours in tiny droplets in stagnant air, infecting people as they inhale. Apoorva Mandavilli answers some questions raised by the latest research.
"We have now reached the surge. The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving."
"They are using the Covid crisis as cover to pull the rug of government from under the president’s feet, and he seems incapable of stopping it," says opposition leader.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize to make an executive statement in the National Assembly on the impact of the coronavirus as the number of infections and deaths related to Covid-19 continue to rise rapidly across the country
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says 2020 academic year will impact the 2021 academic year