by Cece Smith
The largest radio station in South Africa, Ukhozi FM has temporarily closed their studios in Kwa-Zulu Natal after radio presenter Khathide “Tshatha” Nqobe tested positive for COVID-19
Tshata confirmed to the station that he tested positive this morning during his breakfast show.
“I can confirm that I have the coronavirus. I did the tests because I was going to travel. But the place where I was supposed to go requires one to take the coronavirus tests. As a result I did the test and it came back positive.
Tshata confirmed that he is self-isolating until further notice.
“Due to the coronavirus I am on quarantine, I am working from home. Otherwise I had no symptoms at all instead I was doing a standard procedure. I can also assure the listeners that I am not dying and I’m not even feeling sick. I think I was lucky that I was diagnosed early,” he explained.
The station has since evacuated the building and staff members are broadcasting from Outside Broadcasting (OB) vans.
Picture: Khathide “Tshatha” Nqobe/Facebook