South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa is receiving treatment after testing positive for Covid-19.
This was made known in a statement released by his office.
The statement said the 69-year-old has mild symptoms and is isolating in Cape Town.
Ramapahosa started feeling unwell on Sunday after attending the funeral of former President FW de Klerk.
He has delegated all responsibilities to Deputy President David Mabuza “for the next week,” the statement said.
It added that the president was in “good spirits” but being monitored by doctors.