Minister, doctor, patient, tireless leader, big brother, often a bearer of bad news and even a dancer — these were the many masks worn by health minister Zweli Mkhize in 2020.

He was a minister when he announced the first case of coronavirus to hit SA, a doctor when he inspected health facilities thereafter, a patient when he caught the coronavirus himself, a leader when he addressed health workers amid gruelling conditions, a big brother when he ordered SA to begin wearing masks and a bearer of bad news when he announced that SA had entered its second wave...

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