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South Africa confirms first cholera death

The Health Department has confirmed the first cholera death in South Africa. Health Minister Joe Phaahla says the number of laboratory-confirmed cases has risen to five.

Two of the most recent cases have been reported in Alexandra and Benoni.

Both men between 24 and 28 have no history of travelling locally or internationally.

The department says cholera mainly spreads through contaminated or polluted water.

People can become infected directly through drinking contaminated water, or indirectly through eating contaminated food.

Symptoms include diarrhoea dehydration, vomiting and body weakness.

In other news – Legendary commentator John Motson dies aged 77

Legendary commentator John Motson, who had an illustrious 50-year career with the BBC, has died aged 77. Motson covered 10 World Cups, 10 European Championships, and 29 FA Cup finals for BBC Sport before retiring from the organization in 2018.

Popularly known as ‘Motty’, he had worked on Match of the Day since 1971.Learn More

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