Analysis | The rise and fall of Zweli Mkhize

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Health Minister Zweli Mkhize at Ehlanzeni District Municipality to assess Mpumalanga’s provincial response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: GCIS
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize at Ehlanzeni District Municipality to assess Mpumalanga’s provincial response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: GCIS

VOICES

Mkhize, who on Tuesday took special leave from his office as health minister due to corruption allegations, told City Press at the time in 2017 that, as opposed to talk in political circles then that he was former president Jacob Zuma’s “plan B” in the ANC succession race, he saw himself as having the necessary experience and capacity to lead the ANC in his own right.

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Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane will act as health minister after President Cyril Ramaphosa placed Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on special leave while the SIU completes the probe into the irregular Digital Vibes contract. What are your thoughts on this?
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