Former minister of health Dr Zweli Mkihize has indicated that he will contest the African National Congress’ (ANC) presidency. That is IF he is nominated for the position by the party’s branches.
Mkhize was answering questions from traditional leaders
Mkhize was recently addressing Zulu Regiments and traditional leaders. They were attending his son Dedanimabhunu Mkkhize’s traditional wedding. Mkhize revealed that he would go forward with requests made by ANC’s structures.
He was answering questions from traditional leaders at his Willowton home in KwaZulu-Natal. Mkhize revealed that public service is something he has dedicated himself to. Adding that he does not mind continuing with this if party branches request he does so.
“ANC branches will meet and decide, but I can assure that if they approach me, I will be willing to serve as I have always served. I have served even during the difficult times of the apartheid era, but I will continue serving and wherever they send us we will respect the decision,”the former minister said.
Former minister believes groups are working to tarnish his name
Mkhize went on to speak about groups working in cahoots to tarnish his name. He believes that some political leaders are working with big companies, private investigators and investigative journalists. He alleged that these groups are trying to dig up anything about him.
Following the aforementioned statement, Mkhize received leopard skin from the traditional healers. EWN reports that this is a symbol of their support for his upcoming battle for leadership.
The minister also addressed Digital Vibes allegations. He explained to those gathered that the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) report was taken on review. Mkhize believed they had reached the incorrect conclusions regarding him.
Mkhize denied having knowledge of public money flowing from the health department to his family. He added that he would continue to follow legal processes as he believes in the rule of law.