Screen Shot 2019-06-01 at 15.11.43.pngShot-caller, calculated, master of survival. This is who South Africa’s new health minister, Zweli Mkhize is, analysts say.

“The appointment of Mkhize is an important and unexpected development because he’s one of the ANC’s [former] top six [leadership], which suggests unprecedented prioritisation of health,” says the social justice activist and former director of the public interest law organisation Section27, Mark Heywood.

“Because of his seniority within the ANC and the perception that health is a lower down level of Cabinet responsibility, the announcement came as a surprise — it signifies the political prioritising of health.”…..more and more