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Political chess game as Ramaphosa places Mkhize on special leave

The move to put the embattled health minister Zweli Mkhize on special leave was a political chess game to cushion the blow of his departure and to protect his future political moves.

The move to put the embattled health minister Zweli Mkhize on special leave was a political chess game to cushion the blow of his departure and to protect his future political moves.

This is a view expressed by political analysts and commentators after President Cyril Ramaphosa placed him on special leave on Tuesday. The announcement came soon after Mkhize’s had addressed a media conference in Kimberley, Northern Cape where he told reporters that he had discussed taking special leave with Ramaphosa in the wake of the Digital Vibes scandal...

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