Health minister Zweli Mkhize was placed on special leave by President Cyril Ramaphosa after he was implicated in a dodgy tender. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Gallo Images)
Was it some kind of sick joke?
We’re in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic, the third wave is upon us while the vaccination rollout is going at a snail’s pace – then news breaks that the health minister has been put on special leave and the minister of tourism is taking over the crucial portfolio.
But a joke it is not.
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