Mapaseka Koetle shot people that hiding their positive Covid-19 status
As the Covid-19 price continues to rise, actress Mapaseka Koetle has slammed people that enforce hiding the positive results of their Covid-19 tests with people with whom that have interacted, leaving them in peril of transporting the coronavirus to their loved ones.
The actress took to Twitter to precise her frustration about people that don’t realize that by hiding their positive status, they’re harming those around them.
“I honestly don’t understand why some people shut one’s mouth after testing positive. Bua so people that are in touch with you ba vaye ba lo test,” she said.
Mapaseka’s tweet opened a debate in her mentions, as people began to share their personal stories.
I honestly don’t understand why should some people keep quiet after testing positive . Bua so people who have been in contact with you ba vaye ba lo test.. re bona mehlolo Waitse .
— Mapaseka Koetle-Nyokong (@Pasi_Koetle) June 29, 2020
While most agreed together with her, others reasoned that due to the stigma that has been attached to the coronavirus, people were scared to talk out.
Oh Bathong … I’m so sorry and your sister was doing the right thing … hao batho mara re jwang https://t.co/VL0kIaJqox
— Mapaseka Koetle-Nyokong (@Pasi_Koetle) June 30, 2020
One follower testified that her sister had been a victim of bullying and torture from her neighbors after she alerted them as they blamed her for “bringing them Covid-19”.
Apparently theres stigma growing around this virus in the Black Community. People who have tested positive are victimized and discriminated against. Its the whole HIV/AIDS thing all over again
— Bhut’ Bhele (@sihle_mashologu) June 30, 2020
There were many others with similar stories about the stigma around Covid-19.