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The number of covid-19 cases has risen to 1845, with 18 deaths as of 8 April.
Half of the deaths have been in KwaZulu-Natal.
In a statement, minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said that there had been five additional deaths confirmed since he released the figures at an event on Tuesday.
There were also 96 additional confirmed cases of Covid-19 since Tuesday, taking the total to 1 845 across SA.
Of the new reported deaths, two were in KwaZulu-Natal, two in Gauteng and two in the Free State. All of them were men, aged between 49 and 77.
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) April 8, 2020
Let’s continue to stay home and stay safe.
DJ Zinhle has been having a whirlwind of a year, after bagging the Forbes Women Africa of the Year Award, now she will be hosting Apple Music’s Beats 1 mix on Friday morning.
She joins a prestigious list of world DJs who have mixed for the station, including Calvin Harris, Moby, Nora En Pure, Prince Kaybee and Black Coffee.
Tune in at 7am here.
Moja Love has pledged to donate R200,000 to Vinolia “V-Mash” Mashego’s family to help them bury the star and look after her children.
The channel’s CEO Aubrey Tau announced the decision in statement on Wednesday, and paid tribute to the presenter, who hosted Bheka S’kubambile on Moja Love before her death.
Moja LOVE mourns the passing of our beloved family member Vinolia V-Mash Mashego. May her soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/nH7upky89j
— MojaLoveTv DStv Channel 157 (@MojaLoveTv) April 8, 2020
“To show how much we treasured Vinolia Mashego’s contribution to the Moja Love family, the channel has decided to donate R200 000 to her family in order the ease them of the pain of having to deal with the stress of scrambling for resources to bury our talented presenter,” he said.
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