According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) they are sending a team to investigate a rumoured unknown illness linked to the death of a person.
Their statement read: “We have reached out to Ministry of Health officials for further details and have offered our support.”
They added that they are already working with national authorities and will inform members of states of the outcome of the investigation.
According to the organisation, they receive and investigate numerous rumours of public health events.
Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.