The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution in Matabeleland South Province Abednico Ncube has dismissed rumours that he is dead.
Rumours of Ncube’s alleged death from COVID-19 circulated on Saturday, prompting him to clarify the position, stating that he is recovering from a coronavirus infection. Said Ncube:
I am alive and recovering at home. I did contract COVID-19, I tested positive on 14 July 2021 and went into isolation thereafter.
I am taking my medication and following orders from health officials. I am not dead as rumours are saying.
I am much better. I am able to walk and eat and do many other things. I am doing what I was instructed to do like staying away from other people.
When the time comes (dying), it will happen, we all will die eventually.
The rumours came after ZANU PF provincial chairman Rabelani Choeni succumbed to the virus last week.
The Provincial Education Director (PED) for the province Lifius Masukume also died from a COVID-19 infection on Friday morning.
Masukume had been admitted to the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH).