Editorial
2 minute read
27 May 2021
8:26 am

Third time unlucky for health’s Mkhize

Editorial

Looking at the current shambles around the second phase of Covid-19 vaccinations, however, one thing is crystal clear: Mkhize’s department has fallen woefully short on communication.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize. Picture: Gallo Images/Alet Pretorius

If Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize is telling the truth – and we so hope that he is, for no other reason than we need at least one honest government minister – then he must be one of the most unlucky politicians in South Africa today. Unlucky because he is being dragged into a financial scandal. Unlucky because the scandal involves a company linked to his former personal assistant and to people he appears to have known personally. And, finally, triple unlucky because no-one in the department of health thought to warn him of the perception of a conflict of...