Zweli Mkhize appointed as Chairperson of SADC Elimination 8 council

Zweli Mkhize appointed as Chairperson of SADC Elimination 8 council

- South African Health Minister and legislator, Dr Zweli Mkhize has just been announced as Chairperson of the SADC Elimination 8 health council

- Mkhize will lead the Elimination 8 group that consists of 8 countries working together to eliminate Malaria in Southern Africa

- The news was recently reported by the South African Health Department on their official Twitter page

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South Africa's Health Minister and legislator Dr Zweli Mkhize have just been appointed as Chairperson of the SADC Elimination 8 Ministers of Health Council. Taking to Twitter the South African Health Department shared the news.

"Congratulations Dr Zweli Mkhize on being appointed Chairperson of the SADC Elimination 8 Ministers of Health Council!," they wrote in the Twitter post.

The elimination 8 health council will be aimed at eradicating Malaria from Southern Africa within the next 10 years, the picture which was shared by the Health Department Twitter account explains.

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Meanwhile, Saffas have headed to the comment section where they shared their thoughts on Mkhize's new appointment. Read a few of their thoughts below.

@diplomatic_the said:

"Well Deserved. Congratulations to the Honourable Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, hope that the Hon. Minister and his wife have both recovered fully and that they are all well."

@neozaneozaMda said:

"Congratulations Mr Min, hope you’ve recovered fully and well"

@sentymphogo said:

"Congratulations, you even deserve to be our next President after Ramaphosa."

@SpliphDude said:

"We hope to get some new groundbreaking medicine for Malaria...Invest in medical science research please."
Zweli Mkhize becomes chairperson of Elimination 8
SA Health Department congratulates Zweli Mkhize on his new Elimination 8 Chairperson. Source: Zweli Mkhize/Twitter
Source: Twitter

In political news, the Democratic Alliance's Mbali Ntuli showed great sportsmanship after she tweeted a congratulatory message to new DA Federal Leader John Steenhuisen. Steenhuisen and Ntuli recently went head to head for the position. Ntuli is the DA's KwaZulu-Natal legislature member. She says in her tweet that she is proud of the DA. She ended the post with:

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"Now we get to the real work of making sure SA is a prosperous country for us all."

South African Twitter users took to Ntuli's replies section to share their thoughts on her and Steenhuisen. Here's what some Saffa tweeps had to say to Ntuli: @KhutsoRapudi wrote: "They don’t deserve you."

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