Refilwe-Mtsweni

South African top official seen without a mask goes into isolation

The head of South Africa’s Mpumalanga province will self-isolate for a fortnight after causing an uproar for not wearing a face mask while attending a funeral on Sunday.

Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane said she regrets the incident and had made a statement of guilt at Vosman Police Station in Emalahleni.

She also accepted the necessary fine.

Ms Mtsweni-Tsipane was seen walking some distance and hugging officials without wearing a face mask at the funeral of Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu.

She has apologised to the family of Mr Mthembu, President Cyril Ramaphosa and the people of Mpumalanga.

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Wearing of a mask in public became mandatory when the country recorded more than 2million cases.

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South Africa is the country the most affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Africa.

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