Nombewu contacted his GP and got a referral letter to be tested on the same day.
He said he had shown no symptoms besides a runny nose on Sunday and he woke up feeling better on Monday.
“I wish people would start taking this seriously and just stay at home.
“Stay at home, wash your hands and follow what the World Health Organisation has advised,” he said.
Though he had been proactive in protecting those around him, even before getting his results, he said he wished he had known more about the virus, earlier.
Nombewu said his family had been supportive though his children, aged six and 12, did not understand why they could not hug him.
“My children and I are very close and we hug a lot, so it was confusing for them to learn that they could not hug or enter daddy’s room.
“They have been placing my food at the door for me to collect and we depend on video calls when we want to chat and see each other,” he said.
Nombewu said he was in contact with his doctor for assistance.
He warned everyone to be responsible and work together by obeying the rules.
“We have a chance at fighting this virus if we work together by being considerate and responsible.
“I won’t lie; I was one of those people who joked about the virus on Facebook and now I wish I had taken it seriously earlier,” Nombewu said.
He said he had decided to open up about his status to warn and educate the public about how he was treating himself from home.
“Just because you’re feeling fine does not mean you don’t have the virus; you just don’t know it yet. I want us all to protect ourselves, without stigmatising the virus.
“There are people who laugh at me for being in this position and talking about it, but that won’t change my lab results,” he said.
Since opening up to the public, Nombewu said he and his family had received support from friends, family and strangers on social media.
“I have my mother and family in Motherwell and I worry a lot that if this virus reaches townships, it will be hard for them to fight it with their limited resources.
“That’s why I want to urge everyone to not let it get that far,” he said.
On Monday, SA had 402 confirmed Covid-19 cases with two of them in the Eastern Cape.