Eastern Cape is ‘overwhelmed by Covid-19’ and needs an urgent intervention

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Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize.
photo: Jaco Marais
Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize. photo: Jaco Marais


The DA in the Eastern Cape has called for the provincial department of health to be placed under administration because it is overwhelmed by the Covid-19 pandemic, which is beginning to reach its peak in the province.

Siviwe Gwarube, a DA MP who speaks for the party on health matters, has written to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize asking for immediate intervention.

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