Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Senator Larry Mavhima has said he used both traditional and modern medicines as remedies for COVID-19.
Senator Mavhima survived the novel coronavirus and now says people must have regular medical check-ups. He said:
At first, I was in denial. I could not even imagine the aspect of visiting a hospital. That I could be diagnosed with the virus was beyond my imagination. It took the intervention of my family to say I was no longer myself. They said I was weak and that is when I had to seek medical attention, he said.
It was quite a difficult moment for me. My doctors subscribed some antibiotics which I used to boost my immune system and get rid of some mucus that was building inside my lungs. I was also advised to do kunatira (steaming) with eucalyptus leaves and all sorts of concoctions. I would also drink tea and use Zumbani until I eventually tested negative, explained Mavhima.
The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution who is also the Chairperson of the Midlands COVID-19 Taskforce is now a COVID-19 ambassador.
He warned members of the public against flouting lockdown rules, saying they are for the good of the nation.
Senator Mavhima went into self-isolation in November after testing positive for the coronavirus.