North West Premier Job Mokgoro has tested positive for COVID-19.
Mokgoro made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon during a virtual special provincial executive council meeting.
The premier said he received his results on Tuesday after going for a test on Monday.
Premier spokesperson Vuyisile Ngesi said: “The premier announced he took the test yesterday and received the results today. However, he’s not incapacitated to do his duty. He only has a mild cough.”
Last night Mokgoro lost one of his cabinet members, Gordon Kegakilwe, to COVID-19.
The province’s MEC for Public Works Gaoage Oageng Molapisi is also in quarantine after he tested positive on Sunday.