EX-South African President Jacob Zuma and former first lady Sizakele MaKhumalo Zuma, who is his wife number one are reportedly admitted to hospital after they tested positive for Covid-19.

It is believed that the couple have been admitted for treatment at Netcare The Bay hospital in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal.

It is unknown at this stage how severe the health complications of the couple are, as a result of the positive Covid-19 test.

South Africa is now a hotspot for coronavirus after a deadly strain emerged in the country causing concerned nations to shut their doors to South African visitors. Yesterday President Cyril Ramaphosa imposed a strict tier 3 lockdown and banned the sale of alcohol after blaming it for partly causing the latest spike.

It is now compulsory for South Africans to wear face masks in public places.