Blade Nzimande admitted to hospital

2012-06-06 07:19

Johannesburg - Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has been admitted to hospital, SABC news reported on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Vuyelwa Qinga told the public broadcaster that Nzimande was suffering from flu.

She said he would be discharged on Wednesday.

Doctors reportedly advised him to rest before returning to work.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-06 07:26

    Its better i just keep quiet.

      Rob - 2012-06-06 12:51

      Hmmmm, yes. Me too !

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-06-06 07:27

    Wish u a speedy recovery minister.

  • Msika - 2012-06-06 07:29

    Get well minister!! I wonder how many in this forum will have the same wishes for you though.

      kholofelo.theko - 2012-06-06 07:46

      It's just flu man, nothing serious,it will go away on its own.

      Jacqui - 2012-06-06 12:42

      Msika, not many

  • Nico - 2012-06-06 07:34

    If I have flu I just stay at home. No need for a hospital.

      kholofelo.theko - 2012-06-06 07:48

      That's true, if you are not footing the bill you can go to hospital.

      Consolata - 2012-06-06 07:58

      I suspect that he might that there's more to this story. Maybe he will come out with a new face cos the old one really wasn't working.

      Alan - 2012-06-06 08:09

      @Rhino - perhsps the Hospital has Slashed the rates for Blade?

      Ta.Lepzen - 2012-06-06 08:23

      Ryno, some people are more equal than the others. You

  • Ta.Lepzen - 2012-06-06 07:34

    This is not neews, he's not the 1st nor the last to catch a flu, we have more pressing issues that we need to deal with that this

  • wesselo1 - 2012-06-06 07:34

    Admitted to hospital for flu????????

      Alan - 2012-06-06 08:16

      The first time a minister has ever made an ADMISSION.......

      Rory - 2012-06-06 08:27

      @Alan, and the first time one has been discharged as well...

      Alan - 2012-06-06 08:38

      haha Rory. Spare a thought for the virus though!

      unathi.kweyi - 2012-06-06 09:37

      Guyz realy flu blade tll u da truth plz.iz it ur cd4 count low o butywala na

  • Peter - 2012-06-06 07:35

    When I had flu last month I went to the doctor and then home for 2 days -not hospital - A waste of tax payers money going to hospital Mr Minister But then, the flu this year is the worst I have had, so get well Minister Blade, as I know how you must be feeling.

  • lulama - 2012-06-06 07:49

    Too much ice on the Vodka I Get well minister

      Alan - 2012-06-06 08:23

      with Blade - it may be too much Cutty Sark

      clement.mokone - 2012-06-06 19:39

      Guys de man is sick. Where is yo ubuntu and respect? Come on. In everything u just lambast.have some retraint and be people rather than beasts. Ur so bad people. U always venom in yo mouths. Nothing interesting comes out of minds anymore.\r\n\r\nY don't u talk of de national anthem for,de old apartheid national anthem was sung during our womens' tournament in london,this week.

  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-06-06 07:50

    At least Blade is not going under the knife....

      Fussed - 2012-06-06 07:56

      One can only live in hope

      Alan - 2012-06-06 08:00

      sharp! @ GCwabe...

      Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-06-06 08:06

      @Alan That's a cutting one as well dude. Nice

      Alan - 2012-06-06 08:11

      one of 'sever'al

      Alan - 2012-06-06 08:32

      Anyway - what doctor would put Blade under the knife? he would just be taking a stab in the dark.

      Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-06-06 08:54

      You're in top form dude. Lmao!

      Alan - 2012-06-06 10:36

      Apparently Blade is feeling Sickle

      Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-06-06 10:50

      I think you've Hammered the point home.

      Alan - 2012-06-06 10:53

      Thats a bleeding shame

  • nic.rensburg - 2012-06-06 07:50

    I wonder if he went to one of our wonderful government hospitals like a good communist would do!!

      Martina Chvatal-Teles - 2012-06-06 08:16

      @nic...ha ha i would LOVE to know...these guys and their selective rhetoric...

      Fussed - 2012-06-06 09:52

      No meds there and he knows it

  • Nkgonne - 2012-06-06 07:51

    Get well minister Blade.

  • berthram - 2012-06-06 07:57

    Are u friggen kidding me?? Hospital for flu?? And then News24 reporting like ever the faithful servant that a minister has the flu... C'mon! What a waste of space, time and common sense!

      Alan - 2012-06-06 08:01

      leaves you stone cold?

      Steve - 2012-06-06 08:07

      Maybe we will get a sneeze-by-sneeze report from News24

  • Sewela Marcia Rapudubudu - 2012-06-06 07:59

    Oh my goodness just a flu!!!

      Alan - 2012-06-06 08:13

      yeah - One 'flu' out of the cuckoo's nest

  • sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-06-06 08:01

    What did he do wrong that he is getting in on the hospital thing now already .......LOL

      Alan - 2012-06-06 08:25


  • jeffrey.mnisi - 2012-06-06 08:08

    political noise he was making. if its fatique, he must choose to work for SACP or Government. he is becoming old that he cannot handle pressure.

      Alan - 2012-06-06 08:13

      'Work' and 'Government' should never be used in the same sentence.

  • sydney.kaseke1 - 2012-06-06 08:15

    hahahaha!tjo ho!! Yesss!!! Sometimes you guys(newz24) you make me laugh.

  • Herman - 2012-06-06 08:18

    Go quickly, but not in peace commie

      Alan - 2012-06-06 08:50

      go in pieces

      Fussed - 2012-06-06 09:55

      And the band played ( the last post)

      Alan - 2012-06-06 10:10

      Sorry - Postal Strike - Last Post delayed.

  • Warwick - 2012-06-06 08:28

    Nice comfy PRIVATE hospital I bet. No to solidarity with the poor by going to a government run hspital. "Flu" ha ha ha. Check how gaunt some of this lot are looking lately. Must be "flu"

  • roy.royston.16 - 2012-06-06 08:36

    I asked blade the other day to role over and die, with his policy about making all the university's for black people only, maybe for once he listened to sense.

      Alan - 2012-06-06 08:43

      Wits for Blacks?

      Alan - 2012-06-06 10:11


  • donald - 2012-06-06 08:39

    practicing before he gets arrested

  • Blip - 2012-06-06 08:39

    Admitted on Wednesday and discharged on Wednesday too? Not serious then? Just acting. Who "collapses" with flu?

      Alan - 2012-06-06 08:46

      Those with influen(ce)za

      Thandekile Pokolo - 2012-06-06 09:30

      just for flu basted the are so many ppl sleeping under the bridge their getting sick what abaut them

      Alan - 2012-06-06 10:13

      Refer to the Abridged Manual for Govt Ministers Pvt Hospitalisation, section "Ignore Them, only their Vote counts"

      Jacqui - 2012-06-06 12:58

      Like their big friend Chavez from Venezuela who was certain Cuban doctors were going to cure his cancer, till they screwed up and burnt his intestines to a cinder. Now he is off to capitalist Brazil for treatment. he is even asking God to intervense while not so long ago he was anti-chrsitian. What's with these communists, what's good for the people is never good enough for them.

      Jacqui - 2012-06-06 13:00

      My spelling is bad today, sorry about that. One day it is worse than the other.

      Alan - 2012-06-06 14:57

      Just having a bad spell Jacqui....

  • Zion - 2012-06-06 08:41

    A trip and sojourn in the hospital seems to have developed into a fad for parliamentarians. When things get tough the politicians get going to hospital.

      Alan - 2012-06-06 08:46

      Thank goodness the H.F.Verwoerd Hospital in Pretoria was renamed to Pta Acedemic! Can you imagine!!!

      Alan - 2012-06-06 10:13

      I wonder if that is Saw?

  • Lunga - 2012-06-06 08:45

    Wonder whether he has been admitted to a private or public hospital. Communists must shun private!!!

  • shengeboy - 2012-06-06 09:19

    for flu????? i mean really now!!!!!!!

      Alan - 2012-06-06 11:03

      maybe it has something to do with Blade's Spear?

  • Ian - 2012-06-06 09:25

    he is probally in the poo over something and suddenly developed shaikalitis

  • Thabiso - 2012-06-06 09:28

    Wow, is it a sense of humour or people in this forum are just nasty? get well soon Mr Nzimande.

      Alan - 2012-06-06 10:14

      It's humour bru, with a touch of sarcasm.

      Philimsomi - 2012-06-06 10:40

      that and not giving a damn!

  • maama - 2012-06-06 09:36

    before returning to work what type of work is he doing?striking,ofcourse if u involve urself in demonstrations / strikes u must follow sick hope those whon join demos can learn from this they follow sick there given more attention u the mere / poor man who escorts them ur nowhere to be recognised wake up southa frica...

      Alan - 2012-06-06 10:15


      Jacqui - 2012-06-06 13:03

      Lunga. public hospitals are for the people. Private hospitals are for the upper crust, Blade included.

      Alan - 2012-06-06 14:57

      so it's the crumby upper crust

  • Aluwani jonny - 2012-06-06 09:56

    I don't know what kind of is that one that makes him to admitted on fancy hospital he's just playing with our tax because of simply thing flu

  • sipho.benjamin - 2012-06-06 10:31

    I find hard to believe that he's got just flu.

  • thandazab - 2012-06-06 10:32

    N we should care because??? Duh!! Its winter half the population has flu! M surprised at wat news 24 considers newsworthy!!!

      Jacqui - 2012-06-06 13:09

      Vhonks like Blade can't even guarantee a place for students at universities. Like people not having work, water and everything else in between you lot can't deliver. Hell yes, you'll make it work alright, if what it has become after you have made it work is another diaster none of us will care because by then you have send us all to Australia. We'll watch you stand in a row waiting for the United Nations to come and bring you a sack of rice and rejoice that there but for the grace of God go we..

      thandazab - 2012-06-06 14:30

      Jacqui I think u replying to the wrong person's comment! Iam not n will never be racist no matter how much hate I read here. My take on life is guided by a much greater force then my interests alone. I don't agree with all blck Ppl who say dat n I dislike white ppl who insult us. Thus I have purposefully detached myself from politics n such. N I do resent being dragged into it. We all need each other.

  • Vhonks - 2012-06-06 10:40

    Speedy recovery comrade,let those prophets of doom who continuously criticise our country pack their bags and leave for Australia,this is the only country we call home and together with our leaders we going to try make it work,irrespective of our ideological differences,South Africa shall prosper.

      Alan - 2012-06-06 10:48

      Like our Higher Education is prospering.

  • joe.peters.56 - 2012-06-06 10:51

    I wonder if Mr SACP went to a public or private hospital?

      Alan - 2012-06-06 10:55

      who cares, as long as it was not a fertility clinic

  • Philimsomi - 2012-06-06 10:56

    admitted wednesday to be discharge wednsday!maybe he is just there for a drip!

      Alan - 2012-06-06 11:04


  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-06-06 10:59

    Eish kodwa lobaba has an unbelievable phuza-face.

  • Rubin - 2012-06-06 11:01

    Why such a bigg's winter every body's getting flu.Or is there nothing to report about.

  • Lourenzo - 2012-06-06 11:12

    HIV and AIDS

  • Jacqui - 2012-06-06 12:39

    Probalby caught a cold while marching against a certain painting. How many of us end up in hospital with the flu'?. Serves us right for not spending more time with Lenin and Marx.

      Alan - 2012-06-06 14:59

      yeah - you Marx Jacqui's words!

  • Morama - 2012-06-06 12:39

    "Doctors reportedly advised him to rest before returning to work". For the first time i disagree with the doctor....which work is he doing?

      Jacqui - 2012-06-06 13:11

      Morama he works to empty his bowels.

  • Andre - 2012-06-06 12:46

    how did this d##s become a doctor

      Jacqui - 2012-06-06 13:15

      Andre, The Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow made every one against the West a doctor. Blade's, biggest feat was burning down a library thus he became eligible to study at that illustrious beacon of higher education. You can see the results.

  • James - 2012-06-06 14:04

    I'll wager its not a state hospital...Any politician should be made to go and seek relief in the state hospitals...

  • Sagin - 2012-06-06 14:13

    flu? aids more likely.

  • Pixie86 - 2012-06-06 15:05

    you know, next time someone in parliament gets sick they must go to a public hospital and see just what a 'great job' they're doing.

  • wendy.sithole.5 - 2012-06-06 15:40

    For flu? This is news because....?

  • kingpin.molema - 2012-06-06 18:43

    Who cares!!! The man is useless, FET and University are deterioting instead he bunk work to go an make noise about a useless painting. Is proven that once you are in government, you become redundant to ordinary person, viva Vavi viva for refusing to be blinded this opportunists.

  • Jono Chennells - 2014-01-30 21:25

    I wonder if he went to a government hospital or a private hospital???!!!

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