Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has been diagnosed with Covid-19, a day after he forced the abandonment of physical meetings in parliament arguing that nearly half of staff in the legislative institution was positive.
The lawmaker revealed his health status Thursday after taking a test.
“Dear Colleagues, Honourable MPs, Parliament staff, Norton constituency and friends. Just to let you know that despite taking all precautions and testing negative on both Monday at Norton Hospital and Tuesday at Parly, I have just tested positive for Covid-19,” he posted on Twitter Thursday.
Mliswa took his first jab against Covid-19 April 23 this year and his second 26 May.
Parliament has suspended physical meetings after a number of staff members tested positive to Covid-19.
“All members must connect virtually. No one will be allowed into the building. Please continue to mask up and sanitise and social distance,” parliament said Wednesday.
Coincidentally, before parliament embarked on its Covid-19 induced lockdown, Mliswa led some legislators to call for suspension on physical meetings owing to the spike in new cases of the pandemic.