Health minister Zweli Mkhize says he has suggested to President Cyril Ramaphosa that he go on special leave pending the outcome of an investigation into his alleged role in the awarding of an R150m communications contract to a company headed by two of his aides.

“We have not discussed the issue of resignation. We have discussed the issue of special leave pending the report of the SIU (Special Investigating Unit). I raised it with the president,” he said on Tuesday during a visit to the Northern Cape where he is assessing the province’s management of its vaccine rollout amid a third wave of coronavirus infections...

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