Tongai Mnangagwa who is the Harare South Legislator has announced that he tetsted positive for COVID-19, Open Parly reports.
The matter came to light when Mnangagwa who is the third MP to test positive for the virus released a statement urging all those he had been in contact with to follow WHO Guidelines to self isolate. Mnangagwa said this in a statement announcing his status:
It is with great dismay that I have to deliver this news to you my friends and colleagues. I have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and I am appealing to everyone who has been in contact with me to take precautionary measures and get tested and/or go into isolation whilst practicing all the safety precautions.
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This is not something easy, it deters you from your loved ones and also affects the people around you that love you. Its is not a situation I would want anyone to be in…. Its a painful road, having to get up each day and hope to make it to the next. I sometimes experience pain that is so excruciating that I feel like letting go. This disease has taken away our loved ones and continues to do so and this is sad.
It would not be fair for me not to open up because I know I work with a lot of people and I do not want to see them lose their lives. I also owe it to the electorate who voted for me to get into Parliament to represent them.
Prior to him announcing that he tested positive Lacet laboratory tests results about his status had been leaked and were circulating on social media. Tongai last week was accused by social media of terrorising people from Harare South with videos of people being harassed by his supposed accomplices circulating on all social media platforms.