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Simphiwe Dana: 'My mom has been diagnosed with the coronavirus'

Simphiwe Dana. Image: Instagram

On Tuesday, legendary singer Simphiwe Dana confirmed that her mother, who is a retired health professional, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Taking to Twitter, she said: “My mom has been diagnosed with the coronavirus. She is a retired nurse who went back to work for an old age home because nursing to her is a calling.

She continued: “She is recovering at home and seems to be ok. She has diabetes. Still, I have faith she will pull through.”

Dana shared another cute video of her mother, entertaining her "little cancer patients".

She wrote: "My mother dancing with her little cancer patients"

The "Usikhonzile" star posted another powerful message, urging peeps to take the coronavirus serious.

She said: "Now that we are starting to see Covid deaths of our close friends and families, I beg you to stop throwing the term herd immunity around. You are risking people’s lives. It is irresponsible."

Fans and friends sent messages of love and support to the singer and her family, with many calling for Mzansi to pray for the selfless heroine, who took it upon herself to help curb the deadly disease, in her golden years.

Insha-Allah she will 🙏🏾 and also because she is Simphiwe Dana’s mother. Strength to her and to you.

— Ferial Haffajee (@ferialhaffajee) June 30, 2020

Prayers up❤🙏🏽

— Siyabonga Beyile (@SiyaBeyile) June 30, 2020

We will put her on my our prayers Sis'Simphiwe Dana.. She has been a great help to our society. We need her to heal so she can come back and help others.

— Cellular ❁ (@robzinterris) June 30, 2020

Praying for you mother. What a warrior. ❤️

— Dumi Gwebu Edits (@dumigwebu) June 30, 2020

Hugs to our mum. What a human kind! #rarebreed she is going to be okay!

— villagegirl (@dzangumbereka) June 30, 2020

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